Microsoft Research
Download
1 / 37

Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2007 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 96 Views
  • Uploaded on

Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2007. Undertaking a Large-Scale Tablet PC Deployment for Computer Science & Engineering Education. Joseph G. Tront Glenda R. Scales Virginia Tech. Goals. Describe VT tablet PC deployment Demonstrate aspects of the use of the tablet as a tool

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2007' - elin


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2007


Undertaking a large scale tablet pc deployment for computer science engineering education

Undertaking a Large-Scale Tablet PC Deployment for Computer Science & Engineering Education

Joseph G. Tront Glenda R. Scales

Virginia Tech


Goals
Goals Science &

  • Describe VT tablet PC deployment

  • Demonstrate aspects of the use of the tablet as a tool

  • Discuss assessment of the effectiveness of the technology

  • Discuss how tablet can support your teaching/learning environment


Background
Background Science &

  • University – ~28,000 students

  • CoE: 7,700 undergraduate & grad students

    • 45% from out of state

    • 19% female

    • 15% under-represented populations

    • Average SAT—1268

    • Average GPA from high school—3.75

  • 13 Departments

  • Degrees awarded annually:


Computer requirement history
Computer Requirement History Science &

  • College of Engineering began its requirement in 1984 with IBM machines

  • University decided to require computers in 1997


Computer requirement history1
Computer Requirement History Science &

  • The College moved to a notebook/laptop requirement in 2002

    • Mobility key to this move


Rationale for move to tablets
Rationale for Move to Tablets Science &

  • To support pedagogical directions

  • Provide advanced pedagogical tools to promote and support faculty / student engagement in and outside of classroom


Improved pedagogical practices
Improved Pedagogical Practices Science &

  • Dynamic presentation

  • Active participation

  • Note-taking

  • Collaboration

  • Process-focused


Decision process
Decision Process Science &

  • Constituencies:



Choosing tablet requirements1
Choosing Tablet Requirements Science &

Software baseline package 2006:

  • Autodesk Student Community (ASC) site and exchange program

  • MatLab

  • Adobe Acrobat

  • Microsoft Campus Agreement

    • OS Upgrades

    • Office Professional

    • One Note

    • Visio

    • Project


Choosing vendors
Choosing Vendors Science &

  • Selection Criteria:


Choosing vendors1
Choosing Vendors Science &

  • Selection Criteria:


Training
Training Science &

  • Faculty

    • Faculty Development Institute

    • Training by vendors

    • Faculty Study Groups

  • Students

    • Student Technology Council

      • Freshman Tablet PC Group

      • Provide training for students

      • Test hardware and software


Deployment plan
Deployment Plan Science &

FIRST Adopters

  • Faculty: Target freshmen classes, provide tablets, peer mentoring

  • Infrastructure: Classroom design, network, power

  • Research: Curriculum reform, education technology

  • Student: Student Technology Council, Utilization of tablets

  • Technology: Technical support faculty and students, Appropriate use of new software and hardware;


Deployment model years 1 2
Deployment Model Science & Years 1 & 2

  • First adopters

    • Technology front runners

  • Freshmen teachers given tablets

    • Simple infusion of technology

    • Notes; grading; presentation

  • Departmental “gateway courses”

    • Presentation

    • Interaction

    • Collaboration


Expected improvements in teaching learning practices

Vdd Science &

Expected Improvements in Teaching/Learning Practices

Dynamic Presentation

IN

OUT

CMOS




Expected improvements in teaching learning practices1
Expected Improvements in Teaching/Learning Practices Science &

  • Increased Active Learning Opportunities

    • Flexibility

    • Spontaneity

    • Facilitate interaction


Interaction
Interaction Science &


Interaction1
Interaction Science &


Interaction2
Interaction Science &


Interaction3
Interaction Science &


Interaction4
Interaction Science &


Show color key Science &

& guidelines


Expected improvements in teaching learning practices2
Expected Improvements in Teaching/Learning Practices Science &

Note-taking

  • More Natural

  • Comprehensive

  • Easy search & recall

  • Synchronizedvoice recording


Expected improvements in teaching learning practices3
Expected Improvements in Teaching/Learning Practices Science &

  • Facilitate Collaboration

    • Cooperation

    • Communication

    • Distance & local


Expected improvements in teacher efficiency
Expected Improvements in Teacher Efficiency Science &

  • Electronic Grading


Shameless commerce division
Shameless Commerce Division Science &

  • Overlays display with a virtual transparency

  • Allows ink on top of active presentation

  • Punch through allows operating program to be affected by stylus/keyboard

  • www.ee.vt.edu/~jgtront/tabletpc


Writeon
WriteOn Science &


Assessment
Assessment Science &

  • Beliefs about teaching, learning and technology:

    • Learning gains come from adequate instructional design theory and practice. (Clark, 1994).

    • Educational technology can effectively support the teaching and learning process.

    • A movement towards a constructivist teaching approach which advocates that learners must be engaged in constructing their own knowledge.


Assessment1
Assessment Science &

  • How can tablets combined with ink aware software support faculty with engaging students particularly in large classes?

  • How can tablets assist faculty with being more efficient?


Assessment plan
Assessment Plan Science &

  • Students

    • Interested to learn how the new capabilities of the Tablet may be impacting how students take notes.

    • Interested to learn how students are using the Tablet and their opinion of the new technology

  • Faculty

    • Current teaching practices

    • How faculty will adopt Tablet PC and new instructional strategies


Measurements to date
Measurements to Date Science &

  • Changes in Learning Strategies

  • Frequency of Technology Use

  • Faculty frequency use of technology


The end
The End Science &

Questions?


© 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.


ad