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The Gamification of Education? | MIT Technology Review

The Gamification of Education? | MIT Technology Review | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tablets have a place in the classroom, but are far from a panacea.
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Survey: iPad adoption sluggish but e-textbooks booming

Survey: iPad adoption sluggish but e-textbooks booming | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Electronic textbooks and computing tablets have a lot of buzz, but the old bound volumes and desktop models still dominate on four-year college campuses, according to a new survey.
The Apple iPad, which many pegged as the device that would finally make electronic textbooks appealing to students, is enjoying a great deal of hype and steadily growing user base, according to data collected this spring by Student Monitor, a market research firm. Sixty-six percent of respondents to the firm’s latest survey -- which queried 1,200 full-time students at four-year colleges and universities -- said the iPad was “in” on their campuses. Fewer, about 12 percent, actually own an iPad, but students are adopting the iPad at a faster rate than the laptop computer when they were first released, according to Eric Weil, the president of Student Monitor.

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iPads Are Not Yet King Of The Educational Tablets

iPads Are Not Yet King Of The Educational Tablets | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Despite the craze around Apple’s iPad, it’s only been two years since the device was introduced, and that may not be enough time to separate fad from trend over the long term in education.
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The Truth About Tablets: Educators are getting iPads and ereaders into students’ hands—but it’s not easy

The Truth About Tablets: Educators are getting iPads and ereaders into students’ hands—but it’s not easy | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Talk about a revolution. Since Amazon unveiled the first Kindle in 2007, digital devices have dramatically changed the way kids read and even think about books. But it’s less clear how ereaders and tablets will affect libraries and schools. As any librarian who’s dealt with ebook adoption can quickly tell you, “It’s complicated.”

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Donald Clark Plan B: Too cool for school: 7 reasons why tablets should NOT be used in education

Donald Clark Plan B: Too cool for school: 7 reasons why tablets should NOT be used in education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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TechCrunch | The Tabula Project Aims To Turn Tablets Into Teaching Tools

TechCrunch | The Tabula Project Aims To Turn Tablets Into Teaching Tools | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A crowdfunded project by tech blogger Noah Kravitz is going to try to turn around the sclerotic business of education software.
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Tablet Ownership Triples Among College Students

Tablet Ownership Triples Among College Students | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The number of college students who say they own tablets has more than tripled since a survey taken last year, according to new poll results released today. The Pearson Foundation sponsored the second-annual survey, which asked 1,206 college students and 204 college-bound high-school seniors about their tablet ownership. The results suggest students increasingly prefer to use the devices for reading.

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