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Authoring a Handheld Computer Learning Module for Explorations in Technology Class By: Rodney Clay Committee Dr. Harvey Foyle (Chair) Dr. Armand Seguin Small enough to fit in hand Cost efficient Versatile for classroom Projected that handheld numbers could equal PCs by 2006
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By: Rodney Clay
Dr. Harvey Foyle (Chair)
Dr. Armand Seguin
No students use handheld computers for education
Only four students have handheld computers
Few students have knowledge about handheld computersProblem
What are disadvantages of having handheld computers in education?
How are handheld computers used in classrooms across the curriculum?Literature Review
Required for all eighth graders
Survey conducted to determine knowledge level and usage
Learning module needed to be createdAnalysis
Students will perform basic handheld operations with 100% efficiency when given a task.
Students will be able to use the correct Palm OS application when give an educational task.
Students will develop an understanding of how a handheld computer can be used in education.Objectives
Students - completed daily formative evaluation
Students - completed summative evaluation at completion of module
Revisions made in moduleEvaluation
The final evaluation showed students overwhelmingly saw advantages of the handheld computer in the classroom and the students would like to have a handheld for their use in their classes.
Kasnic, M. (2004). IT 743XG Handheld computers in education, Emporia State University. Retrieved September 9, 2004, from http://blackboard.emporia.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab=courses&url=/bin/common/course.pl?course_id=_1065_1
Schrock, K. (2005). Power in the Palm of Your Hand. Retrieved September 20, 2005, from www.kathyschrock.net/power/
Vincent, T. (2005). Learning in hand. Retrieved September 19, 2005, fromwww.learninginhand.com .
Yuen, S. C., & Yuen, P. K. (2003, April). PDAs as educational power tools.Tech Directions, 62(9), 14-17. Retrieved September 9, 2005 from H.W. Wilson Library database.References