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Abstract Title: The Use of PDAs as Classroom Interaction System: Instructors’ Perspective*
Abstract: We have been implementing a web-based system in which students use personal digital assistants (PDAs) to interact with their instructor during lecture. In this presentation, we discuss instructors' implementation strategies, pedagogical approaches and perceived effectiveness of the interactive teaching approach on students' progress, engagement, and achievement. In addition, we will document the impact of the interactive teaching approach on instructors' pedagogical orientation.

*This work is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant DUE-0737375.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Edgar Corpuz
Department of Physics and Geology, University of Texas-Pan American
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Ma. Aileen A. Corpuz
Department of Physics and Geology
University of Texas-Pan American
Edinburg, TX, 78539

Mary Moriarty
Picker Engineering Program
Smith College
Northampton, MA, 01063