Exploring the Impact of iPads in Teaching Introductory Physics Courses at UAEU


This study investigates the impact of iPad usage in teaching introductory physics courses at United Arab Emirates University. Four first year physics sections were selected to apply this study. Two have used iPads to view their lecture notes, taking online quizzes, online homework, accessing few interactive apps. The other two sections have used the traditional instruction methods. This study comes at a time when educators are questioning whether iPads should play a greater role in education. The results shows that the students enrolled in iPad sections have made a slight progress in their learning objectives and final score.

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Saleh Thaker, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Qasim Alshannag, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Naser Qamhieh, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Ehab Malkawi, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

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Conference: IICE2015
Stream: Digital technologies and communications

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