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James McConville: Why the iPad is bad for education

James McConville: Why the iPad is bad for education | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

‘Amazing, revolutionary, a new era in technology’. The iPad may be all these things but in my humble opinion it is bad for education and schools. Here are some reasons.


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iPads vs. Laptops - the low down and the smackdown ...

iPads vs. Laptops - the low down and the smackdown ... | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

It seems that several schools with successful one-to-one programs are contemplating a transition to iPads. Some factors that come to mind include:functionality (ease of use) including instant-on, long battery, fewer moving parts, etcappeal of "apps" - discrete functionality for specific learning goalscostform factor"consumerization" of IT (users supporting their own equipment)

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Six scenarios where the iPad is trouncing the PC

Six scenarios where the iPad is trouncing the PC | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
TechRepublic's Jason Hiner has little use for an iPad. But he's pinpointed six areas where it's become people's preferred device and is disrupting the PC market. Read this blog post by Jason Hiner on Apple.

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