Carruthers’ Math Class Wins $3K WIPTE Video Contest


WIPTE, the Workshop on the Impact of Pen-based Technology on Education, announced that Carol Carruthers from Seneca College in Canada won its video contest. Carruthers’ video highlights students learning with Tablet PCs and interactive education software. It received nearly 1500 views during the public voting time. Carruthers receives $3,000 US Dollars for winning the contest.

“By inviting viewers into the classroom the videos illustrate the range of ways Tablet PCs can couple with appropriate software and pedagogy to improve student learning, ” said Rob Reed, WIPTE committee member. “Aside from making a live classroom visit, there is no better way to understand the power of pen-based computing.”

Videos were evaluated by WIPTE committee members who ranked submissions based on the number of YouTube ratings and views, as well as pen-based relevance, student engagement, informative content and overall video production.

WIPTE launched the contest in October, 2009, to encourage educators and administrators to share their positive experiences with pen-based technology. The number of video submissions exceeded expectations and reflects the growing number of educators around the globe using pen-technology to engage students and enhance education.

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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.