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TitleAccess to Computers in Schools: Are Tablet PCs the Way Forward?
 
AuthorsPearson, J
 
KeywordsTablet PC
Digital ink
Alternative input devices
Curriculum integration
Computer access in schools
 
Issue Date2006
 
CitationCITE Research Symposium 2006, Hong Kong, China, 6-8 February 2006, p. 34-40 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractIn the past, schools have provided students with access to computers in ‘labs’ of desktop computers and/or trolleys of notebooks for classroom use. Both these options have limitations when attempting to integrate computers into classroom learning activities. Now, developments in hardware present opportunities to reassess computer use in schools. In this paper, selected features of tablet PCs, ‘pen and ink’ methods of input data, and ways of using familiar and new software products are outlined. The opportunities presented by these developments in hardware and software to empower learning and teaching are discussed. The paper presents tablet PCs as an innovative and important new development which should be considered when decisions about hardware purchases are being made in schools.
 
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dc.contributor.authorPearson, J
 
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-14T08:16:09Z
 
dc.date.available2007-05-14T08:16:09Z
 
dc.date.issued2006
 
dc.description.abstractIn the past, schools have provided students with access to computers in ‘labs’ of desktop computers and/or trolleys of notebooks for classroom use. Both these options have limitations when attempting to integrate computers into classroom learning activities. Now, developments in hardware present opportunities to reassess computer use in schools. In this paper, selected features of tablet PCs, ‘pen and ink’ methods of input data, and ways of using familiar and new software products are outlined. The opportunities presented by these developments in hardware and software to empower learning and teaching are discussed. The paper presents tablet PCs as an innovative and important new development which should be considered when decisions about hardware purchases are being made in schools.
 
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version
 
dc.description.sponsorshipCentre of Information Technology in Education, University of Hong Kong and Education and Manpower Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong SAR
 
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
 
dc.identifier.citationCITE Research Symposium 2006, Hong Kong, China, 6-8 February 2006, p. 34-40 [How to Cite?]
 
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44050
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subjectTablet PC
 
dc.subjectDigital ink
 
dc.subjectAlternative input devices
 
dc.subjectCurriculum integration
 
dc.subjectComputer access in schools
 
dc.titleAccess to Computers in Schools: Are Tablet PCs the Way Forward?
 
dc.typeConference_Paper
 
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