Handheld Technology in Field Based Reporting
Peggy Benton, Mercedes del Rosario, Yen-Ling Shen, San Francisco State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This is an exploratory paper on the uses and applications of handheld technology in field based reporting. It focuses on the adoption of handheld devices by student-teacher supervisors and department chairs in their day-to-day observation and documentation functions. In this paper, handheld devices are defined as portable and personal data assistants carrying among others, word processing capabilities using a Microsoft Word translator. Initial observations indicate a favorable perception of the use of handhelds as a portable word processing computer. However, the Graffiti® writing system and the reliance on paper forms for field-based reporting present a few obstacles in adopting handheld technology in field-based reporting.
Benton, P., del Rosario, M. & Shen, Y.L. (2002). Handheld Technology in Field Based Reporting. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1759-1760). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).