Use of Tablet Pcs in Higher Education: A new Strategy for Training Engineers in European Bachelors and Masters Programmes

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Title: Use of Tablet Pcs in Higher Education: A new Strategy for Training Engineers in European Bachelors and Masters Programmes
Authors: Santamarta Cerezal, Juan Carlos | Hernández Gutiérrez, Luis E. | Tomás, Roberto | Cano, Miguel | Rodríguez-Martín, Jesica | Arraiza, M. Paz
Research Group/s: Ingeniería del Terreno y sus Estructuras (InTerEs)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Civil
Keywords: Tablet PC | Technological resources | Higher Education | Educational apps
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería del Terreno
Issue Date: 2-Jun-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2015, 191: 2753-2757. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.657
Abstract: The use of technology in classrooms in Spanish universities has been following an upward path, and in many cases technological devices are substituting other materials that until now have been used, such as books, notebooks and so on. Step by step in higher education, more of these latest generationdevices are being used, and are providing significant improvements in training. Nowadays, there are Spanish universities that use tablets, a device with multiple applications for teaching as well as for students to study differently. They are definitely a notable innovation that will gradually become incorporated into university life. Tablet PCs make teaching more dynamic and available to students through the use of up to date digital materials, something which is key in training engineers. This paper presents their different functions employed in three Spanish universities to support teachingin engineering degrees and masters using the tablet PC, and their impact on the training process. Possible uses in specific programs like the Erasmus Masters Programmes are also assessed. The main objective of using tabletsis to improve the academic performance of students through the use of technology.
Sponsor: This work has been developed in the framework of the RECLAND Project. It has been funded by the European Union under Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus Programme: Erasmus Multilateral Projects, 526746-LLP-1-2012-1-ES-ERASMUS-EMCR, MSc Programme in Climate Change and Restoration of Degraded Land.
ISSN: 1877-0428
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.657
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
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