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ERIC Number: EJ1154776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2200-2359
Precious "MeTL": Reflections on the Use of Tablet PCs and Collaborative Interactive Software in Peer- Assisted Study Sessions
Devey, Adrian; Hicks, Marianne; Gunaratnam, Shaminka; Pan, Yijun; Plecan, Alexandru
Journal of Peer Learning, v5 Article 5 p6-19 2012
Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is an academic mentoring program, where high achieving senior students assist small groups of first years in study sessions throughout semester. One of the challenges PASS Leaders face at Monash in conducting their classes is the limited time they have with their students. The current paper explores, through action research, the use of Tablet PCs and an interactive, online whiteboard software suite called "MeTL" to increase the efficiency of time spent learning and sharing. The PASS Leaders found that while some difficulties remained, the advantages of using the Tablet PCs and the software were significant, particularly for student engagement, increasing time efficiencies, student collaboration and encouraging real-time feedback to the PASS Leader.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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