The First Workshop on the Impact of Pen-based Technology on Education (WIPTE) will be held on the Purdue University campus on April 6 – 7, 2006. From the conference web site:
The First Workshop on the Impact of Pen-based Technology on Education will be held on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana on April 6 and 7, 2006. WIPTE is open to anyone with an interest in instructional technology. A wide variety of disciplines are embracing Tablet PC’s and similar pen-based devices as tools for the radical enhancement of teaching and learning. This conference is intended to leverage this shared passion and to identify best practices in the educational use of pen-based computing so that all educators may benefit from this next generation of technology.
WIPTE looks to be a great venue to explore and expand the use of Tablet PCs in education with a full range of papers that will be presented on the subject. The keynote speeches give an indication of what attendees can expect:
- “The Case of the Missing Ink”
- Barbara Weaver- Clemson University
- “Student Minds and Pen Technologies: A Wonderful Pedagogical Marriage”
- Joel Backon- Choate Rosemary Hall