Handheld computers to enhance active learning in a digital systems course

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Penn State Abington has integrated the student use of handheld computer technology to foster active and collaborative learning experiences in the classroom and laboratory in a sophomore-level introductory digital systems course over a period of three semesters. The handheld computer provided each student with access to useful course material and tools, which enhanced the learning experience in and out of the classroom. Additionally, teams of students explored innovative uses of handheld computers in a variety of applications including robotics, GPS systems, music, and circuit design. Based on data from a student survey, the handheld Computer was judged to be a useful educational tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalComputers in Education Journal
Volume14
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2004

Fingerprint

course system
Students
learning
student
classroom
semester
Global positioning system
experience
Robotics
music
Problem-Based Learning
Networks (circuits)

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

Cite this

@article{aa648ca0229f44dda0c840405a790fc4,
title = "Handheld computers to enhance active learning in a digital systems course",
abstract = "Penn State Abington has integrated the student use of handheld computer technology to foster active and collaborative learning experiences in the classroom and laboratory in a sophomore-level introductory digital systems course over a period of three semesters. The handheld computer provided each student with access to useful course material and tools, which enhanced the learning experience in and out of the classroom. Additionally, teams of students explored innovative uses of handheld computers in a variety of applications including robotics, GPS systems, music, and circuit design. Based on data from a student survey, the handheld Computer was judged to be a useful educational tool.",
author = "Avanzato, {Robert Louis}",
year = "2004",
month = "7",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "14",
pages = "29--32",
journal = "Computers in Education Journal",
issn = "1069-3769",
publisher = "American Society for Engineering Education",
number = "3",

}

Handheld computers to enhance active learning in a digital systems course. / Avanzato, Robert Louis.

In: Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, 07.2004, p. 29-32.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

TY - JOUR

T1 - Handheld computers to enhance active learning in a digital systems course

AU - Avanzato, Robert Louis

PY - 2004/7

Y1 - 2004/7

N2 - Penn State Abington has integrated the student use of handheld computer technology to foster active and collaborative learning experiences in the classroom and laboratory in a sophomore-level introductory digital systems course over a period of three semesters. The handheld computer provided each student with access to useful course material and tools, which enhanced the learning experience in and out of the classroom. Additionally, teams of students explored innovative uses of handheld computers in a variety of applications including robotics, GPS systems, music, and circuit design. Based on data from a student survey, the handheld Computer was judged to be a useful educational tool.

AB - Penn State Abington has integrated the student use of handheld computer technology to foster active and collaborative learning experiences in the classroom and laboratory in a sophomore-level introductory digital systems course over a period of three semesters. The handheld computer provided each student with access to useful course material and tools, which enhanced the learning experience in and out of the classroom. Additionally, teams of students explored innovative uses of handheld computers in a variety of applications including robotics, GPS systems, music, and circuit design. Based on data from a student survey, the handheld Computer was judged to be a useful educational tool.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=4344685316&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=4344685316&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Review article

AN - SCOPUS:4344685316

VL - 14

SP - 29

EP - 32

JO - Computers in Education Journal

JF - Computers in Education Journal

SN - 1069-3769

IS - 3

ER -