The predicament of modern classrooms is that they are usually designed by administrators, architects and technicians, without, or despite the advice of experienced case instructors. By the time the instructor gets to teach in the class it is often too late, and generally too expensive to change anything. While the classrooms are long on technology and aesthetics, they are often very short on teaching comfort and convenience. In this short introspective paper (and here I follow in the tradition of consumer researchers such as Holbrook 1995) I suggest the use of a Tablet PC to overcome most of the problems described above. The paper begins by introducing the innovation, and then describes how the innovation solves the problems. Next, it gives preliminary results and makes some observations that may be useful to those considering adopting the innovation, and also considers some problems that may be encountered. It concludes by reflecting on other possible applications of the technology.
Pitt, Leyland F. and Krzystofiak, Frank J.
"Taking the Tablet: An Introspective Perspective on Using Pen-Based Computing in the Executive Case Class,"
Journal of Executive Education:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jee/vol6/iss1/3