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Jan 21st, 2009
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Curacao 1-4
Mountain Time
Session Type: Poster Session
Tablet PCs in higher education field courses have changed the way we teach field-mapping and data-collection concepts. Curriculum redesign and assessment strategies were applied to field archaeology and ecology classes that have effectively and efficiently introducing this emerging mobile technology in order to correct and improve how spatial data are handled. Focusing on two years of student learning outcome data, we found that students liked the active learning and collaboration of using the tablet PCs in field-based classes, had high confidence in their technical and discipline-specific abilities, and gained confidence in using relevant technologies.