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Factors Influencing Engineering Faculty’s Use Of Tablet Pcs

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition


Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

Start Date

June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007



Conference Session

Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning

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Educational Research and Methods

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12.730.1 - 12.730.11



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Kyu Yon Lim Pennsylvania State University

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Kyu Yon Lim is a Ph.D. candidate, majoring in Instructional Systems with
emphasis of instructional design using emerging technology. Her research
interests relate to technology integration, generative learning, and
problem-based learning.

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John Wise Pennsylvania State University

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John Wise is the Associate Director of the Regional Educational Lab (REL) Mid-Atlantic, an arm of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). He holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from Penn State.

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Sarah Zappe Pennsylvania State University

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Sarah Zappe is a Testing and Assessment Specialist at the Schreyer Institute
for Teaching Excellence located at Penn State University. She received a
Masters degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Applied
Measurement from Penn State University. She is currently a doctoral
candidate in the same program. Sarah's interests include utilizing
cognitive processes in test validation.

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Roxanne Toto Pennsylvania State University

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Roxanne Toto is an instructional designer and e-Learning Support
Specialist for the College of Engineering at the Pennsylvania State
University, and teaches faculty to integrate technology into the
teaching and learning process. Her research interests include
instructional design for emerging technologies and assessment of
learning in technological environments. Dr. Toto holds a masters' degree
from Philadelphia University in Instructional Design and Technology as
well as a doctorate in Instructional Systems from the Pennsylvania State

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Factors Influencing Engineering Faculty’s Use of Tablet PCs


This paper reports on a study of Tablet PC (TPC) usage by twenty engineering faculty members at a large land-grant university in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The purpose of this study is to explore how engineering faculty choose to use TPCs, the faculty’s perceptions of TPC use, and the factors related to the faculty’s use of TPCs in engineering classrooms. The faculty are volunteers, representing eleven different engineering disciplines. The authors applied both qualitative and quantitative methods to identify the factors that influence TPC use. The research findings reveal that the percent of class time in which the TPC is used is significantly correlated with the faculty’s perceived ease of use (r=.429, p

Lim, K. Y., & Wise, J., & Zappe, S., & Toto, R. (2007, June), Factors Influencing Engineering Faculty’s Use Of Tablet Pcs Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--2849

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