October - November 2005:
Assess the capabilities of HP mobile technology and
work with IST students and faculty to tailor the
technology to our program's needs. IST students in
IST 225 (PC Hardware Basics) will develop the image
used for the tablet PCs. IST students in IST 226
(Networking Essentials), will plan and implement the
Spring 2006: Attend Worldwide HP Mobile
January - April 2006: Teach the revamped
Wildlife Management Techniques course (WILDL 106).
Early February 2006: Introduce students to
use and capabilities of HP mobile technology. Allow
students to use HP mobile technology to store data
in a practice setting. IST students in IST 228
(Advanced Network Administration General
Information) will guide wildlife students in the use
of the units and provide additional support when
needed. IST students in IST 220 (Networking and
Telecommunications) will be introduced to this
March 2006: Allow students to work in teams
to collect, store and share data on PIT-tagged
Early April 2006: Have students use HP mobile
technology to develop electronic directories of
automarked spring salamanders and during the field
component of bird song identification.
May 2006: Assess the use of HP mobile
technology in aiding student success. Evaluate the
potential for using mobile technology in other
courses, specifically Wildlife Statistics (WILDL
204) and Terrestrial Wildlife Management (WILDL
208W) in fall 2006 and Aerial Photograph
Interpretation and GIS (WILDL 211) in spring 2007.
September 2006: Potentially incorporate the
use of mobile technology in fall courses and develop
campus seminars on the use of mobile technology in
the classroom, team learning, and how well this
interdisciplinary project worked.
Spring 2007: Upon successful completion of
the project, present on the use of mobile technology
in the classroom and for data collection in the
field at the annual Pennsylvania Chapter of the
Wildlife Society meeting and a national conference
on undergraduate education in natural resources.
Summer 2009: Presented the
project and findings at the 2009 Penn State
Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology.
The presentation link for the presentation slides.