University of Vermont

Microsoft Research Grant 2006

Educational Value and Validity — Student Adaptation to Tablet PC Technology in Business
James Kraushaar, David Novak, Jeff Frolik, Thomas Chittenden
School of Business Administration & School of Engineering
The University of Vermont

The project will team faculty from BSAD and SoE to revise curriculum in several courses and create a multi-prong assessment plan. The plan will enhance a survey that has been given by BSAD to serve multiple disciplines. In addition, focus groups will be conducted in BSAD and SoE to ascertain what about the tablets is effective and why. These results will be disseminated within UVM through workshops and nationally through conferences and journals in both disciplines. This work will also develop training seminars on Tablet PCs and associated software. Both schools expect to gather a better understanding of methodologies for using Tablet PC technology. They will build on their experiences to further integrate tablets within business and engineering curriculums and continue to disseminate the results of their work. The schools will develop an assessment plan to specifically ascertain the benefits of tablets to student learning and student adaptation throughout their academic experiences. They hope to show the benefits of mobility provided by this tool as well as the pen technology. We are confident this technology will continue to improve and have a lasting impact on business and engineering processes which will benefit the “real world” business and engineering communities.

Microsoft Research Grant (2006)

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