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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/3678
Title:
Using Personal Digital Assistants to support students
Authors:
Traxler, John; Riordan, Brendan
Abstract:
As participation in higher education increases, large numbers of people from non-traditional backgrounds are entering universities such as Wolverhampton. These students are expected to need more support in becoming familiar with the novelty and complexity of studying new subjects as undergraduates in a large university. They are consequently expected to be the students at most risk of failure to progress beyond the first year of their course and hence failing to realise their potential. Universities have attempted to increase the accessibility of higher education by an increased variety of modes and timetables. Whilst this facilitates wider take up, it also increases the logistical complexity of the world that new students enter. This project explores the use of handheld computers (personal digital assistants, PDAs) in addressing some aspects of this problem and also to begin to explore the cost-effectiveness of institutional support for providing these devices.
Citation:
CELT Learning and Teaching Projects 2003/04
Publisher:
University of Wolverhampton
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/3678
Additional Links:
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/celt
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Description:
Report of a CELT project on supporting students through innovation and research
ISBN:
0954211642
Appears in Collections:
Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE)

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dc.contributor.authorTraxler, John-
dc.contributor.authorRiordan, Brendan-
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-02T12:09:01Z-
dc.date.available2006-08-02T12:09:01Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationCELT Learning and Teaching Projects 2003/04en
dc.identifier.isbn0954211642-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/3678-
dc.descriptionReport of a CELT project on supporting students through innovation and researchen
dc.description.abstractAs participation in higher education increases, large numbers of people from non-traditional backgrounds are entering universities such as Wolverhampton. These students are expected to need more support in becoming familiar with the novelty and complexity of studying new subjects as undergraduates in a large university. They are consequently expected to be the students at most risk of failure to progress beyond the first year of their course and hence failing to realise their potential. Universities have attempted to increase the accessibility of higher education by an increased variety of modes and timetables. Whilst this facilitates wider take up, it also increases the logistical complexity of the world that new students enter. This project explores the use of handheld computers (personal digital assistants, PDAs) in addressing some aspects of this problem and also to begin to explore the cost-effectiveness of institutional support for providing these devices.en
dc.format.extent77486 bytes-
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wlv.ac.uk/celten
dc.subjectPersonal Digital Assistantsen
dc.subjectStudent supporten
dc.subjectHand held computersen
dc.subjectNon-traditional studentsen
dc.subjectUndergraduate studentsen
dc.subjectLearning technology-
dc.titleUsing Personal Digital Assistants to support studentsen
dc.typeBook chapteren
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