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Integration of Tablet PCs and Multimedia Technologies in Engineering Instruction

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  078014.(doi:10.13031/2013.23081)
Authors:   Chi N Thai
Keywords:   Active Learning, Tablet PC, Computer Programming, Simulation, Modeling, Instructional Technologies, Multimedia, Digital Ink Technologies

This is a report about a continuing project for developing instructional technologies and materials for in- and outside- of-classroom activities to promote student learning. In-class activities included student-teacher interactions mediated via NetSupport Manager, student hypermedia note-taking via Windows Vista Snipping Tool and Camtasia, algorithms development and quizzes correction using Digital Pen Technologies. Outside-of-class activities included reviewing narrated Flash movies for homework solution design hints and for pre-recorded narrated guidance during phases of a semester project using robots equipped with Machine Vision capability. This facility had been used to teach Java Programming and Systems Simulation for 3 semesters. Student feedback and instructor assessments regarding the effectiveness of technologies used are reported herein.

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