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"Inking" at UTN (Argentina) - another story about the impact of Tablet PCs on students

Looking for another example of how "inking" matters? Uriel Cukierman, Professor and CIO at UTN (Argentina), shared his story with HP.

The faculty at UTN have been using Pocket PCs, and now Tablet PCs. They, like so many other campuses, have found the graphical response interaction made possible by Classroom Presenter to be invaluable. Some quotes from the article:

Students’ heightened engagement in the electrical
engineering class was also palpable: they now
lingered in the room well after the lecture. “They
wanted to spend more time on the material,” says
Professor Cukierman. “They had become more excited
about the coursework, and so were more deeply
motivated to learn.”

“They told us it was easier for them to learn the
coursework this way than in classes without the
technology. So as it turned out, inking was the single
most transformative function in the entire project.”

You can read the full text online at http://h71028.www7.hp.com/ERC/downloads/4AA1-0682ENW.pdf.


Jim Vanides, B.S.M.E, M.Ed.
Program Manager - Worldwide Higher Education Philanthropy

For information about the HP Technology for Teaching philanthropy initiative in higher education, visit www.hp.com/go/hpteach-hied

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  • A former K-12 district administrator and adjunct professor of communication, Elliott has won over 60 state and national awards in school public relations, is a past columnist for Electronic School, School Administrator and American School Boards Journal, and has been interviewed for many leading educational publications. Recently, Elliott helped developed models for personal learning, which in testing increased successful completion of algebra from 33% to 71% versus traditional classroom instruction. His work is featured by HP at www.hp.com/makeitmatter
  • I am part of the HP Calculator team, working on the HP Prime graphing calculator. I taught mathematics for 20 years and have extensive experience in the professional development of teachers of mathematics. My area of interest is mathematics education; specifically, how technology affects the teaching and learning of mathematics.
  • Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is the effective use of technology to create powerful learning experiences that help students around the world succeed. He has been instrumental in launching over 1200 primary, secondary, and higher education projects in 41 countries, including the HP Catalyst Initiative - a 15-country network of 60+ education organizations exploring innovations in STEM(+) learning and teaching. In addition to his work at HP, Jim teaches an online course for Montana State University on the Science of Sound, a masters-level, conceptual physics course for teachers in grades 5 through 8. Jim’s past work at HP has included engineering design, engineering management, and program management in R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Development. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.
  • Mike is a passionate education advocate dedicated to helping schools design, build and deliver solutions that solve the complex instructional challenges that face K12 leaders every day. Mike is interested in working with individuals and organizations that share the same level of commitment to improving Instructional outcomes with and through the use of technology
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