Cross-Disciplinary Learning and Innovative Uses of Technology in the Classroom
In 2005, Penn State DuBois received an HP Technology for Teaching grant to encourage the transformation of learning and teaching. Keely Roen, instructor in Wildlife Technology, is using HP mobile tablet personal computers to aid in the redesign of the field-based laboratory component of her Wildlife Management Techniques course. Roen is partnering on this project with Jason Long, Instructor and Program Leader in the Information Sciences and Technology (IST) program. Long's students are designing a training program for the tablet PCs and providing user support to Roen's wildlife students. The Wildlife students are using the tablet PCs to collect and analyze field data, learn bird songs, and create photo dictionaries of animals they encounter.
Roen and Long along with several IST students presented a session entitled “Students Teaching Students to Use Technology in the Field” at the 2009 Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium.