Educational affordances of PDAs: A study of a teacher’s exploration of this technology
Computers & Education Volume 50, Number 4, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This paper reports on a case study of a teacher from a technical education institution who explored the educational affordances of PDA technology over a period of six months. Based on this teacher’s perspectives, the study was designed to inform our own understanding of educational affordances of this new and emerging technology. Understanding of educational affordances is important in the context of planning a suitable intervention to support pedagogically effective integration of PDA technology. The study explicated a set of five affordances of PDA technology: as a multimedia-access tool, connectivity tool, capture tool, representational tool and analytical tool. We call on further research to expand this set into a more comprehensive collage of educational affordances of PDA technology.
Churchill, D. & Churchill, N. (2008). Educational affordances of PDAs: A study of a teacher’s exploration of this technology. Computers & Education, 50(4), 1439-1450. Elsevier Ltd.
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