Fears, tears and triumphs

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


In 2009, a pilot project commenced to trial the use of tablets in the Bachelor of Radiology program at Monash University. In January I was asked to provide five lectures to the first year undergraduate students. A few weeks prior to the start of the academic year, after I had devised my lectures, I discovered that the tablet project was to be undertaken with this group of students. The cohort comprised approximately 50 students, all of whom had been provided with a tablet for the trial and a tablet was available for me if I chose to participate.

After some initial misgivings I decided to participate in the trial. My preferred approach to teaching is small group interactive work so my main aim was to explore ways in which the tablet could be used to extend this to a large group in a lecture theatre setting. Upon reflection, I have found the experience both rewarding and exhilarating.

This presentation provides a personal approach to a narrative case study exploring the use of the tablet in a lecture format and includes consideration of apprehensions, challenges, pitfalls and successes experienced by a novice user.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2009


  • undergraduate education
  • digital technologies

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