Tablet PC Technology, Curriculum, and Higher Education 2005 RFP

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You still have time to meet the deadline of December 19, 2005, for submitting a proposal in response to the Microsoft Tablet PC Technology, Curriculum, and Higher Education 2005 request for proposals (RFP).

The Tablet PC significantly changes the way students and teachers interact. This new technology has the potential to dramatically alter the educational process. The ability to write, sketch, draw, or annotate using electronic ink and drawing tools; to share results instantaneously; or to collaborate in real time adds new dimensions to classroom interaction.

We are just beginning to learn how to maximize these new communication and collaboration resources. When adding the Tablet PC technologies to undergraduate education, we must rethink how this will improve teaching and learning.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.