Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tablet PC use on the Upswing

iPads and other tablet computers may not be going anywhere anytime soon.

According to a recent survey conducted by the Pearson Foundation "tablet ownership among college students and college-bound high school students has more than tripled from a year ago." Tablet PCsportable computing devices typically characterized by touchscreen or pen-interfaceare not only becoming more common, but students see them as a valuable learning resource and expect to see them replace textbooks in the near future. Click here to view the full report in PDF form.

Have you noticed any increase of tablet PC use in your classrooms? Have students been inquiring about digital versions of textbooks? If this is the next trend in learning, how might we need to prepare for these changes?

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