This study compares the use of a Tablet PC in teaching with the use of an earlier generation of presentation technologies (e.g. overhead projectors, blackboards, PowerPointTM) that are an integral part of a traditional classroom learning environment. Presentation technologies are used to facilitate instruction and learning by performing three major pedagogical functions: (1) demonstrating the process of problem solving; (2) providing visual aids; and (3) keeping a record of instructional content. Among the most recently introduced presentation technologies is the Tablet PC. Tablet PC use appears to support the three functions described above to a greater extent than traditional approaches. Moreover, the Tablet PC approach appears to accommodate multiple learning styles and facilitates a higher level of interactive learning if properly used. Tips for effective use of Tablet PCs in the classroom are discussed.
Chen, Fang; Sager, James; Corbitt, Gail; and Sandoe, Kent, "The Effects of Using a Tablet PC on Teaching and Learning Processes" (2008). AMCIS 2008 Proceedings. 262.