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1:1 Computing &In Class Isaac on 07 May 2007 07:43 am

Last Day of Econometrics 1:1 Experiment

You may recall previous mentions of a 1:1 experiment in a grad-level econometrics class (intro, first days, day 3). Steve Myers writes about the last day:

My intent to blog throughout this experience got way laid with the end of the semester pressures from school and elsewhere. The experiment is essentially over and the 8 students in my graduate econometrics course have now completed their last class using DyKnow Vision on their Gateway M285 Tablet PCs. Recall from previous posts that in about the 10th week of classes we assigned to each graduate student exclusive use of a Tablet PC. Overall I think this was a very successful experience and experiment and hope to reproduce it again.

Let me go on record as having always opposed laptops in the classroom (including when I was CIO of this university). I thought curriculum had to be bent badly to allow their use and find it ridiculous to see students shove their laptop aside just to take notes on paper. … I am a huge fan of instructor used computers in the classroom and I have used a laptop everyday in every course since 1995 or so. I did so to display my lecture notes and presentations to the students, adding a digital tablet and later the SMART Sympodia, and later yet again I used the Tablet PC so I could digitally whiteboard. But I found no need for students to have laptops in class.

In this 1:1 computing and econometrics experience, the success comes from the combination of the Tablet PC and DyKnow Vision. Students have the lecture notes or presentations displayed on their Tablet PCs and they can annotate them and take private notes by typing or with digital ink.

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One Response to “Last Day of Econometrics 1:1 Experiment”

  1. on 24 May 2007 at 8:07 am 1.TeacherTabletPC » Comments from Students on 1:1 Econometrics said …

    [...] I’d posted a bit ago, Steve Myers finished the Econometrics class in which he was experimenting with 1:1 computing.  [...]