ERIC Number: EJ948100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching and Learning with iPads, Ready or Not?
Murray, Orrin T.; Olcese, Nicole R.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v55 n6 p42-48 Nov 2011
Within weeks of becoming available, the iPad reportedly sold over 3 million units, a brisker pace than other tablets in the personal computer realm. Much of the early success might be attributed to the almost 250,000 applications that could run on the device and a similar interface to the popular iPod Touch and iPhone. This article considers whether the sales spark that has ignited a hardware revolution (numerous device manufacturers have launched--e.g., HP, RIM, Samsung, Motorola, and HTC--or have plans to launch tablet devices over the next year) is being matched on the software front, with a particular focus on K-12 teaching and learning. Authors consider the potential affect both the iPad and its applications might have on teaching and learning in K-12 settings and whether these technologies allow educators and students to accomplish what they otherwise could not, from a teaching and learning perspective.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
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