Last year, CTE launched its first Faculty Learning Communities, including one whose members spent 2012-13 investigating effective ways to use technology in and out of the classroom. Professor Paul Krueger, from Lyle’s department of mechanical engineering, was one of the co-facilitators of this FLC. Among other things, he experimented with classroom use of tablet computers, and with using lecture capture software such as Camtasia to preserve his presentation for student review. He shared what he had learned with other FLC members, and also with the larger SMU teaching community in CTE workshops and symposia.
Now Professor Krueger has expanded his audience with the publication of his review of some Windows 8 computers — essential reading for anyone thinking of acquiring a tablet computer for classroom use. His article, “Faculty Review: A Professor at SMU Puts Three Windows 8 Tablet PCs Through Their Paces in the Classroom,” was published in this month’s Campus Technology Magazine, a publication that reaches 50,000 academics and IT professionals a month with information about technology and teaching. Congratulations, Paul, and thanks for sharing your expertise at SMU and beyond.