Pre Survey Results
A pre-survey was administered in the beginning of the semester (TCEL 205: Electrical Circuits w/Lab) to gage students' experience with Tablet-PC/pen-based device, organizing coursework and use of Internet resources.
Even though majority of students were beginners or had no prior experience with Tablet-PC, it only took 20-30 tests to get familiar with its use. A short session was conducted to tutor students on use of Tablet-PC for note-taking and using NSS to respond to instructor's questions/polling. Students also learned to use Windows Journal to import other documents and export existing journal file to either an Internet file (mhtml) or image file (tif).
Post Survey Results
The use of Tablet-PCs in the classroom resulted in a number of distinct advantages that contributed to the several improvements. Bar graphs shown below depicts the %Respondents and their Level of Agreement to a particular post survey question. The post survey questionnaire had 29 questions, which were rated on a five-point Likert Scale (Strongly Agee - 5, Agree - 4, Neutral - 3, Disagree - 2, Strongly Disagree - 1) by students. Responses to only eight post survey questions are shown here. Â Some of these responses and responses to other survey questions are also summarized for presentation here.