Mines one of 44 colleges nationwide selected for HP technology grant
$68,000 grant includes HP wireless equipment and faculty stipend to improve student achievement
GOLDEN, Colo., May 28, 2008 – Colorado School of Mineswas selected as one of 44 two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico to receive a 2008 HP Technology for Teaching grant, which is designed to transform teaching and improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology.
Each of the HP Technology for Teaching grant recipients will use HP wireless Tablet PCs to enhance learning in engineering, math, science or computer science.
“It is designed specifically for real-time formative assessment in the classroom using Tablet PCs and has been tested in classes with enrollments exceeding 60 students,” said Frank Kowalski, Mines physics professor.
The real-time formative assessment allows the instructor to monitor student understanding and misconceptions and respond accordingly. The method also facilitates differentiated learning to better meet the needs of the individual student.
“HP empowers students and teachers to succeed through innovative uses of technology and training,” said Sidney Espinosa, director, Philanthropy Program, HP. “We invest in schools to increase educational attainment and contribute to the development of a skilled, diverse workforce in the future.”
More information about the 2008 HP Technology for Teaching program and grant recipients is available at www.hp.com/go/hpteach.