ERIC Number: ED494405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Reference Count: 14
PDAs: Revolutionizing the Way We Learn and Teach
McDonough, Kimberly; Berge, Zane L.
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education--TOJDE v7 n2 p153-159 Apr 2006
Miniature handheld computers called PDAs are not only bombarding corporate America, but they are also noticeably making their mark on college campuses. The question is, how much impact are they making on the way students learn and instructors teach. These devices were born from a simple calculator and over two decades have transformed into a walking computer complete with Internet access. This paper identifies how PDAs have transformed over the years as well as their benefits and limitations. Although there are many pros and cons to using PDAs, it was clear that they can be used to enhance both learning and teaching if used and accepted in the appropriate manner. With the advancement in technology and data speeds it is evident PDAs will continue to add value to education in the future.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A