This paper presents descriptive use of laptops as a lecturer and students engage in curricula activities over one hour of instruction. Lave and Wenger's (1991) theory of situated learning (SL) is used to contextualise laptop use in teaching and learning, inside the undergraduate business classroom. We examine how laptops are used to support teaching and learning practice and influence the curricula process, as laptops are introduced into instruction. Interpretive ethnography and participant observation capture lecturer and student descriptive narrative as they use laptops. Analysis is presented in time order and documents lecturer / student laptop use inside the undergraduate classroom.
Fisher, Lorraine; Butler, Martin; Keenan, Peter; and Neill, Geraldine O'
"Integrating Information Technology into Curricula Activities: Participant Observation of Laptop Use,"
Communications of the IIMA: Vol. 5
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/ciima/vol5/iss3/9