The University of Houston iPAQ Project: Exploring Ways to Use Handheld Computers in Teacher Education
Meng-Fen Lin, Randall Smith, Bernard Robin, Alysa McLachlan, University of Houston, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
During the summer of 2002, graduate students in the Instructional Technology Program at the University of Houston began working on an initiative in which they learned the basic operation of an iPAQ handheld computer and developed training resources related to these devices. As part of a graduate course, the students worked with College of Education faculty to help them become familiar with the device and how it might be used to support instruction. At the end of the summer project, faculty participants received an iPAQ and were given access to the instructional materials created by the students. In this session, panelists will discuss the project and demonstrate various educational uses of the iPAQ. A discussion of future plans for this project will also be presented.
Lin, M.F., Smith, R., Robin, B. & McLachlan, A. (2003). The University of Houston iPAQ Project: Exploring Ways to Use Handheld Computers in Teacher Education. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1490-1495). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).