June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
NSF Grantees Poster Session
23.152.1 - 23.152.4
An Assessment Methodology for Examining the Role of Slate Enabled Technology in Developing Innovative ThinkingThe ability to transform creative ideas into useful products and services through problem-solvingthat requires applying known information to unknown situations, finding new information andassessing its value or worth, and collaborating to develop ideas can be facilitated throughpedagogical approaches that create engaging and active learning environments. Instructionaltechnology, when used effectively, has been shown to enhance educational environmentsfacilitating active and engaging learning strategies such as providing access to information,ideas, and collaborative exchanges focused on generating innovative solutions. Recentadvancements in slate enabled laptop computers and smaller slate hand-held devices (e.g., TabletPCs, iPads, HP Slate 500s), a form of instructional technology, and their impact on innovativethinking skills have been relatively unexamined. This poster will report on the evaluationmethodology that is being used for a NSF TUES sponsored study that is examining whethereffective use of slate enabled technology has an impact on the innovative thinking skills amongengineering undergraduates enrolled in large lecture classes. The methodology used in this studythat will be discussed is a quasi-experimental mixed method approach utilizing a control andtreatment group. The discussion in the poster will focus on the tools and approaches used forevaluation. Findings highlighted from the study can be used by other universities that areinterested in examining how to develop innovative thinking skills.
Amelink, C. T., & Scales, G. R., & Watford, B. A. (2013, June), An Assessment Methodology for Examining the Role of Slate Enabled Technology in Developing Innovative Thinking Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19166
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