The 2010 Workshop on the Impact of Pen-Based Technology on Education (WIPTE) will be held on October 25th and 26th, 2010 at Virginia Tech. The organizing committee now invites submissions of full papers, posters and short presentation abstracts by June 15th. The committee also invites entries to the 2010 WIPTE Video Contest with a deadline of September 15th. The video contest carries a $3,000 first prize.
Submissions in each category should describe experiences using Tablet PCs or other pen-based technology in K-12, higher education, or other teaching and learning environments. Full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed, other submissions will be reviewed by the organizing committee. Accepted submissions will appear in a Monograph to be published by Purdue University Press and authors will present their work at WIPTE 2010. For detailed calls and additional information see www.wipte.org
As we’ve seen, the contest has produced excellent demonstrations of the Tablet PC and pen computing in action. We have already discussed re-establishing a presence at the workshop, which is held in my neck of the woods. With interest in tablet computing on the rise this year, events like this should receive more attention and hopefully drive home the point that pen input is vital.