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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


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Who Are We?

Montgomery County Community College

Blue Bell, PA


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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


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Problem Solving Using Initiative 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.


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Problem Solving Using Initiative 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


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Problem Solving Using Initiative 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


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Problem Solving Using Initiative 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


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2007 HP InitiativeTechnology 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


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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


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Joys Visualization and Digital Ink

  • Enthusiasm & Flexibility of Students

  • Exposure to Current Technology

  • Student & Faculty Collaboration

  • IT Support

  • AdvancedTechnologyCenter


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Challenges Visualization and Digital Ink

  • Security (physical)

  • Wireless network access

  • Projection of teacher tablet

  • Deep Freeze

  • Logistics / class time

  • Web surfing

  • Access outside of class


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Team Projection Visualization and Digital Ink

Connect with Linq™ Software

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


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Team Projection Visualization and Digital Ink

Project and Share


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Let’s Get Acquainted Visualization and Digital Ink

  • Ice breaker activity

    • Sample activity document


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Let’s Get Acquainted Visualization and Digital Ink

  • Inking feature in action


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Host Live Sharing Session Visualization and Digital Ink

  • 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


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Join Live Sharing Session Visualization and Digital Ink

  • 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


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Live Sharing Session Visualization and Digital Inkin Action


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