Patricia Gael, an instructor in the English department, is teaching the course taking part in the study this semester. Gael said she's had her iPad for seven months and the English department is providing a lot of support for her along the way.
"These are great because students are able to access a lot of material really easily such as textbooks and online materials," Gael said.
Selber said the researchers are still going through the results from last semester to determine how effective the devices were in the classroom, but he thinks it was a good experience for the students.
"I am positive the students had a valuable experience in investigating the integration of iPads into educational activities," Selber said. "They got to do a first-hand experiment for themselves."
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