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Luxury is…. Space to write: Using tablet PC technology to enhancelearning?

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Peel, Deborah and Gunasekera, Sanwara (2010) Luxury is…. Space to write: Using tablet PC technology to enhancelearning? In: Space is Luxury: Selected Proceedings 24th AESOP Annual Conference. Centre for Urban and Regional Studies Publications Espoo 2010, pp. 139-154. ISBN ISBN 978-952-60-3130-9 (pdf) [Book section]

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Abstract

This project reports on the use of tablet PC technology in the classroom to enhance student learning. It is based on a literature review, action research and reflective practice through the use of peer review. Research suggests that a critical feature of understanding student interaction with in-class materials is whether lecturers/students construct the lecture experience as being based on transmission and receipt of messages or a complex activity that enhances learning through relatively more active and inter-active processes. The empirical study involved two lecturers working with different undergraduate cohorts in lecture contexts within the built environment (quantity surveying and planning). The paper locates the discussion in relationto the use of PowerPoint, presents the two case studies, describes the use of tablet pc technology to increase student engagement, comments on the benefits of peer review in providing constructive feedback, and reflects on the conference theme in terms of the luxury of having pedagogical research space.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Tablet PC; student interaction, reflective practice
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Research on Property and Planning (RPP)
ID Code:18511
Deposited By:Dr Sanwara Gunasekera
Deposited On:18 May 2011 12:24
Last Modified:18 May 2011 12:24

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