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Tablets and Trees: Equipping Forestry Students with Mobile Tools for Learning In and Out of Classroom

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dc.contributor.author Paskevicius, Michael
dc.contributor.author Knaack, Liesel
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-14T18:50:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-14T18:50:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Paskevicius, M., & Knaack, L. (2018). Tablets and Trees: Equipping Forestry Students with Mobile Tools for Learning In and Out of Classroom. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 44(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.21432/cjlt27562. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.21432/cjlt27562
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11989
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the case of how a department of applied science went about implementing a tablet initiative in a two-year diploma program. Tablets were a required tool for entry into the program with a goal of reducing textbook purchase costs for students, mirroring industry standard practices in mobile device usage, and enabling collaborative and active learning in the classroom. Based on surveys, interviews, and classroom observations we found that the integration of tablets, when explicitly positioned as a teaching and learning tool supported new forms of peer-to-peer collaboration, encouraged the use of open educational resources, and shifted traditional classroom dynamics reformulating the division of labour between faculty and students. Using activity theory as a lens for the analysis, we examine how the introduction of this tool changes the system of activity and impacts the division of labour, community, and rules both within and beyond the classroom. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology en_US
dc.subject tablet initiative en_US
dc.subject mobile learning en_US
dc.subject applied science en_US
dc.subject activity theory en_US
dc.subject collaborative learning tools en_US
dc.subject fieldwork learning en_US
dc.title Tablets and Trees: Equipping Forestry Students with Mobile Tools for Learning In and Out of Classroom en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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