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From Black boards to Digital boards: Students and Professors experience Challenges and RemediesSince the early days of education, there has always been a challenge about the appropriatemedium for the interaction between the instructors and students in the classroom. In this study,the efficiency of use of tablets, as an alternative for traditional black and white boards, has beeninvestigated. The advantages and disadvantages of this medium are elaborated and theexperience of the both professors and students toward the use of tablet has been recorded usingcarefully prepared questionnaires in more than ten engineering classes in two universities. Bothundergraduate and graduate courses are targeted and effort has been made to identify challengesin using this technology.In addition, several remedies are proposed based on the students and professors comments toimprove the efficiency of the use of tablets. The paper ultimately proposes an optimized methodfor use of tablets in engineering classrooms which can improve both the teaching and thelearning experience in universities.
Shahbazi, Z., & Shahbazmohamadi, S. (2013, June), From Black boards to Digital boards: Students and Professors experience Challenges and Remedies Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19633
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