This paper provides initial results of a study administered to students enrolled in traditional classroombased courses at a small public university in the Midwest. This university has a technology mission and requires the use of Tablet PCs by all incoming students seeking bachelor’s degrees. The purpose of this study is first, to measure student reactions to components of Tablet PC-based instruction as suggested by self-efficacy precepts, and second, to measure the differences between student groups with regard to perceptions of academic performance when using Tablet PC systems in traditional classroom settings. Initial findings show strong student enthusiasm to the adoption of the Tablet system and also suggest a direct connection between student self-efficacy levels and academic performance expectations.
Christoph, R., Puetz, R., & Walters, J. (2006). Using Self-Efficacy Precepts to Evaluate the Instructional Effectiveness of the Use of Tablet PC Systems in the Classroom. In Proceedings of the 2006 Western Decision Sciences meeting.