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Technology that radically changes the classroom. Vincent F. DiStasi Information Technology Services vfdistasi@gcc.edu William P. Birmingham Computer Science wpbirmingham@gcc.edu. Grove City College - Overview. Private, Liberal Arts (Arts & Letters, Science & Engineering)

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technology that radically changes the classroom

Technology that radically changes the classroom

Vincent F. DiStasi

Information Technology Services

vfdistasi@gcc.edu

William P. Birmingham

Computer Science

wpbirmingham@gcc.edu

ASEE 2007 North Central Section Conference

grove city college overview
Grove City College - Overview
  • Private, Liberal Arts (Arts & Letters, Science & Engineering)
    • ~2500 Undergraduate Students
  • Freshman Retention Rate: 96%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 75%
  • Northwestern Pennsylvania
  • Engineering teaching institution (ETI)
    • Computer Science (60 CS/25 CIS)
    • Electrical/Computer Engineering (125)
    • Mechanical Engineering (174)
  • Total Annual Cost - $17,634
    • Tuition, room, board, laptop and printer

ASEE 2007 North Central Section Conference

mobile computing program
Mobile Computing Program
  • Lay the foundation for success, not only for the student’s academic career but also for their professional career.
  • Integrate computer technology into the curriculum.
  • Make computer technology convenient for students to use.

ASEE 2007 North Central Section Conference

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Mobile Computing Program
  • Anytime/Anywhere Learning.
  • Ubiquitous computing - Digital Unity
  • Reduce technology costs.
    • Retire almost all general computer labs.
    • Retain specialized labs.

ASEE 2007 North Central Section Conference

infrastructure integration support
Infrastructure, Integration, Support
  • Hardware has become “transparent”.
  • Pull don’t push faculty to technology.
  • Concentrate on curriculum development and integration.
  • Learn from others success both in academics and corporateenvironments. Best practices.

ASEE 2007 North Central Section Conference

gcc program overview
GCC Program Overview
  • Freshmen receive laptop and printer during welcome week.
  • Ownership transferred to Seniors upon graduation.
  • Equitable access – digital unity – faculty give assignments understanding what capabilities exist.
  • Used heavily in entry level science and engineering labs instead of buying expensive dedicated instruments.

ASEE 2007 North Central Section Conference

support and software
Support and Software
  • Student employed help desk
  • HP Self Maintainer
  • Microsoft Campus Agreement
  • Sophos Enterprise Suite
  • Mathematica
  • Matlab
  • SPSS
  • ProEngineering and ProMechanica, etc.
  • Freescale CodeWarrior

ASEE 2007 North Central Section Conference

tablet pcs in out of classroom
Tablet PCs In/Out of Classroom
  • Faculty
    • Adaptive presentations
      • Adapt/Consolidate presentation styles
        • Blackboard/Whiteboard
        • Overhead Projectors
        • OneNote/PowerPoint Presentations
    • Classroom mobility
  • Multiple ways to engage students
      • Active/Collaborative Learning
      • Immersive Environment
      • Real-time assessment
      • Real-time problem solving
    • New ways to grade
    • New ways to provide feedback
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Tablet PCs In/Out of Classroom
  • Students
    • Adaptive note taking
      • Ability to take notes via typing or handwriting
      • Ability to annotate pictures, illustrations
      • Ability to organize and prioritize notes
    • Collaboration and research
    • Sharing information
    • Mobile access to information
dyknow vision demonstration
DyKnow Vision Demonstration

ASEE 2007 North Central Section Conference

effective use of 1 1 computing
Effective Use of 1:1 Computing
  • DyKnow Vision and Monitor
  • Classroom Presenter
  • Microsoft Conference XP
  • Microsoft OneNote and Journal

ASEE 2007 North Central Section Conference

just about technology
Just About Technology?
  • Technology is strategic.
  • It is about …
    • Teaching/Learning.
    • Leveraging the power of technology to achieve the institutions academic, research and business goals and objectives.
    • Communication.
    • Collaboration.
    • Creativity and Content.
    • Access and Mobility.

ASEE 2007 North Central Section Conference