Students in the Ubiquitous Computing Environment at the College of New Rochelle
Emory Craig, The College of New Rochelle, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Abstract: This paper offers preliminary results of an assessment of a student laptop program for new students at the College of New Rochelle during the fall 2004 semester. The project built upon the already successful introduction of the ANGEL learning management system and the use of both ANGEL and the laptops was required in the introductory writing classes. The data suggests that, in contrast to the less costly approach of a desktop-based environment, the integration of ubiquitous technology in a wireless environment transforms in the activities and dynamics of the face-to-face classroom and significantly enhances the opportunities for communication and collaboration in the learning environment as a whole. The project has also provided the College with unanticipated benefits in the utilization of its learning spaces and new challenges in user expectations that will be of interest to other institutions considering ubiquitous computing projects.
Craig, E. (2005). Students in the Ubiquitous Computing Environment at the College of New Rochelle. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 447-452). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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