Speaker Gino Sorcinelli, Jane Prey, and Joe Tront
Affiliation Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst; Microsoft Research; Virginia Polytech. Institute and State Univ.
Date recorded 18 July 2005
In this session of the 2005 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Professor Tront demonstrates how he used Tablet PCs and Classroom Presenter in his engineering/computer science class to increase student interaction and enhance student learning. Session participants take an active role in this process by using Tablet PCs to receive a broadcast of lecture material and respond to design exercises by using the Tablet PC’s inking capability. Tront walks participants through the process of developing a presentation suitable for use with Tablet PCs.
Professor Sorcinelli then shows how he used Tablet PCs and ConferenceXP in his large lecture class to increase student interaction and enhance student learning. Session participants take an active role in by using Tablet PCs to receive a broadcast of Sorcinelli’s Microsoft Office PowerPoint content and annotate that content by using the Tablet PC’s inking capability. Sorcinelli walks participants through a typical lecture session, including the showing of a “trigger video.” Participants use Microsoft Office OneNote on their Tablet PCs to answer several questions about the video.
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