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ERIC Number: EJ989764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Instructor Use of Tablet PCs in a College Pre-Calculus Course: Implementation & Assessment
Connelly Stockton, Julianna; Gregory, Peter
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v31 n4 p415-432 Oct 2012
A group of six math instructors used tablet PCs to teach their individual sections of a high enrollment gateway Pre-Calculus course in a diverse urban four-year college. Student performance in the experimental sections were compared to those in 31 other sections in terms of student retention, pass rates, and score on the department-wide standardized final exam. Student performance was higher in Tablet PC sections across all three measures, although in some cases the improvement was not substantial enough to improve students' overall course grades. Surveys of students and faculty in classes using a Tablet PC reflected overall positive impressions of the technology's use in mathematics classrooms. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A