Tablets in the Higher Ed Classroom: Learning from a Large-Scale Initiative - Sponsored furniture provided by Herman Miller, Bronze Partner

Wednesday, February 11 | 9:30AM–10:15AM | California A, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development

A tablet device puts a powerful engagement tool at the fingertips of learners and instructors. Tablets can enrich learning because of their multiple uses, connectivity, simplicity, ability to produce multimedia content, and aid for workforce readiness. Yet like any new technology, realizing their potential requires careful deployment and evaluation. This presentation will share findings from year one of a large-scale initiative at California State University, Northridge, where 80 instructors are delivering content and activating the classroom for 2,500 students. We will review multiple dimensions including impact on student learning outcomes and pedagogy, technology challenges, and faculty development strategies.

OUTCOMES: Understand how tablets can benefit teaching and learning * Understand how to develop and launch an e-text initiative * Understand strategies for assessing the impact of tablets * Experience active learning techniques


  • Melissa Lalum

    Instructional Designer, California State University, Northridge
  • Mary-Pat Stein

    Associate Professor, California State University, Northridge
  • Deone Zell

    Associate Vice President, Academic Technology, California State University, Northridge

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