A Dual-Mode Collaborative Teaching and Learning Classroom Environment
As “hand-written notes” and “personal narrations” are the most natural tools to record, review, integrate and develop our own learning process, this article describes a collaborative learning and teaching environment integrating the use of Pen Tablets and multimedia technologies at the student/teacher level with the goal of achieving active learning for students in the classroom. An innovative hardware and software integration of the PCI NetSupport Manager Suite, TechSmith Camtasia Studio and Wacom Pen Tablets was implemented to provide both “teacher-centric” and “student-student collaborative” modes in this classroom. As this project was just implemented in mid-August 2007, only preliminary assessment results are presented in this article.
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