Tablet PC Use and Impact on Learning in Technology and Engineering Classrooms: A Preliminary Study

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This paper report the preliminary findings on the evaluation of Tablet PC technology use and its impact on learning across a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes from four technology and engineering disciplines at The Pennsylvania State University. This assessment model is grounded in both task - technology fit and social learning theories, allowing evaluating the influence of Tablet PC technology characteristics, classroom task characteristics, and the role of social influence (e.g., classmates, team members) on the extent of Tablet PC use and its implications on students' learning.