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Problem Solving Using Mobile Teams and Digital Ink. 2007 Conference on Information Technology November 13, 2007 5:00 PM – 6:00PM Rock and Roll, Level Four, Renaissance Hotel. Who Are We?. Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA

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Problem Solving Using Mobile Teams and Digital Ink

2007 Conference on Information Technology

November 13, 2007

5:00 PM – 6:00PM Rock and Roll, Level Four, Renaissance Hotel


Who Are We?

Montgomery County Community College

Blue Bell, PA

  • Marie HartleinAssociate Professor, Computer Sciencemhartlein@mc3.edu

  • Linda MoultonProfessor, Math and Computer Sciencelmoulton@mc3.edu

  • Patricia RahmlowAssistant Professor, Computer Scienceprahmlow@mc3.edu

    http://faculty.mc3.edu/prahmlow/Presentations/index.html


2006 Higher Education HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative

  • HP seeks to support development of mobile technology environments.

  • HP seeks to increase the pipeline of students graduating with degrees in engineering, computer science and business

  • Since 2003, over 260 college and university recipients of HP Technology for Teaching Grants

  • Approximately 40 grants awarded in 2006 on the collegiate level. We were one of them!

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/grants/us/programs/tech_teaching/higher_ed_main.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN


Problem Solving Using Mobile Teams and Digital InkProject Overview

Our vision is a learning environment at MCCC that will incorporate mobile tablet technology into a dynamic computer science classroom experience.

A variety of activities utilizing tablet technology in a collaborative learning environment will be used to encourage active learning.

Project innovations will empower students to succeed in education and in the workplace of the future.


Problem Solving Using Mobile Teams and Digital InkKey Ingredients

Mobile Teams --

  • Small group interaction

  • Seamless migration from group to group

    Problem Solving --

  • Pseudocode & Flowcharting

  • Design Walkthroughs

    Note Taking –

  • Use of tablet pen and conversion from handwriting to electronic form

  • Organization with note flags, searching, audio recording, web citations

  • Collaboration through features such as note sharing


Problem Solving Using Mobile Teams and Digital InkProject Status

  • Grant awarded 5/06

  • Summer 2006

    • IT department installs hardware

    • Faculty team begins development of tablet PC related course content and assessment tools

  • September 2006 – Present

    • Faculty team pilots tablet PC related course content in introductory computer science course

    • Weekly team meetings


Problem Solving Using Mobile Teams and Digital InkTablet Activities

  • Shared team sessions for project collaboration

    • Pseudocode

    • Web research

    • Problem solving

  • Projection of Team Code

  • Get acquainted activity

  • Note taking


2007 HP Technology Higher Education Leadership Award

  • Leadership awards are additional, higher value grants awarded to HP Technology for Teaching grant recipients whose projects demonstrate success in their first year of implementation

  • Approximately 10 grants were awarded in 2007 on the collegiate level. We were one of them!

  • Leadership Grants provide 40 tablets for students, two teacher stations, a poster printer, and an additional camera

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLif-ktZAl8


Collaborative Problem Solving Using Mobile Teams, Visualization and Digital InkProject Overview

  • Team expanded to include additional CIS and Communication faculty

  • Build on successful strategies implemented in CS1 from the 2006 HP grant

  • Redesign second level CIS course (CS2) to

    • facilitate mobile teams

    • foster collaboration with other CIS courses

    • encourage note taking

    • use more visual tools such as Enterprise Architect UML, media computation and Classroom Presenter

  • Redesign entry-level Communication course sequence to improve information and media literacy skills

  • Evaluate additional CIS courses for redesign in future semesters


Joys

  • Enthusiasm & Flexibility of Students

  • Exposure to Current Technology

  • Student & Faculty Collaboration

  • IT Support

  • AdvancedTechnologyCenter


Challenges

  • Security (physical)

  • Wireless network access

  • Projection of teacher tablet

  • Deep Freeze

  • Logistics / class time

  • Web surfing

  • Access outside of class


Team Projection

Connect with Linq™ Software

http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/Support/Downloads/LinQ/LinQmobilev1Win.htm


Team Projection

Project and Share


Let’s Get Acquainted

  • Ice breaker activity

    • Sample activity document


Let’s Get Acquainted

  • Inking feature in action


Host Live Sharing Session

  • Open OneNote 2007Start > Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office OneNote 2007

  • Start Live Sharing Session

    • Share > Live Sharing Session > Start Sharing Current Section

    • Click Start Live Sharing Session button

    • Click Shared Address Information button

    • Share Address Information with participants

  • Leave Live Sharing Session

    • Click Leave Live Sharing Session button


Join Live Sharing Session

  • Open OneNote 2007Start > Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office OneNote 2007

  • Start Live Sharing Session

    • Share > Live Sharing Session > Join Existing Session

    • Enter the Shared Session Address

  • Leave Live Sharing Session

    • Click Leave Live Sharing Session button


Live Sharing Session in Action


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