Paper: Laptops in the Classroom — education

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Andrea Beth Campbell and Roy P. Pargas

This paper is about mandatory laptop use in the classroom, but since our labs are one-computer-one-student, the insights are useful. Here were the uses they observed:

– posting instructional material online
– animating and demonstrating concepts
– collaborative learning exercises
– instant feedback
– automatic program execution and visualization
– evaluation and testing
– communication

The instant feedback thing looks particularly useful, and I will certainly try to write an online system for that – or adapt, which greatly impressed me when I last checked it.

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