The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2003: §4113
|Sun, Nov 9, 8:00 - 8:30, Rio Vista C Paper (refereed)
|Recommended Citation: Johnson, D W and D Rudd. Will Handheld Computers Succeed in College? In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2003, v 20 (San Diego): §4113. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 1(50). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
Will Handheld Computers Succeed in College?
Handheld computers have been used successfully in K-12 education based primarily on grants from hardware and software manufacturers. Several higher educational institutions have begun using handheld computers in the classroom as well. In fact, several universities are now requiring their use by all students. This paper describes a faculty-student research project aimed at understanding the willingness and ability of college students to use handhelds as an educational support tool. Results from the research show that while handhelds work fine for their domain specific functions such as calendaring and to-do-list, their use as an educational support tool for college students may be limited.
Keywords: PDA, handheld computers, higher education, computer assisted education
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