A thorough and informative article from the folks at Educause and their rightly famous 7 Things series. -JL
"The iPad combines robust computational functionality with a screen large enough to serve as a legitimate replacement for printed textbooks and other course materials. Where the iPad applications have led, other tablets and their attendant applications can be expected to follow, creating a more competitive and diverse market for tools of this type. Applications that live in the spaces where education and entertainment overlap can capture the imagination, enticing students to learn on their own."
Via Nik Peachey, Jenny Smith, Jim Lerman