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Windows tablets in education: They plug right in | ZDNet

Windows tablets in education: They plug right in | ZDNet | education | Scoop.it
Like any other enterprise, large educational institutions have existing computing infrastructures which are likely built around Windows networks.
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It is common belief that the most commonly used tablet in the education industry is the IPad. Although this is currently true, things are changing! Education institution are now finding that using windows  8 tablets are far more effective and convient. Unlike IPad, these tablets often link directly to a windows 8 PC and so work can be directly transferred quickly and easily. While IPad definetly has some cool gadgets on it, having a windows 8 tablet is literally like carrying around your computer. This makes it far more user friendly (as most of us already know how to use a PC) and it eliminates the fuss of having to get the work off your ipad.

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Courtney Dodge's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:13 PM

It is common belief that the most commonly used tablet in the education industry is the IPad. Although this is currently true, things are changing! Education institution are now finding that using windows  8 tablets are far more effective and convient. Unlike IPad, these tablets often link directly to a windows 8 PC and so work can be directly transferred quickly and easily. While IPad definetly has some cool gadgets on it, having a windows 8 tablet is literally like carrying around your computer. This makes it far more user friendly (as most of us already know how to use a PC) and it eliminates the fuss of having to get the work off your ipad. 

Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:02 PM

It is common belief that the most commonly used tablet in the education industry is the IPad. Although this is currently true, things are changing! Education institution are now finding that using windows  8 tablets are far more effective and convient. Unlike IPad, these tablets often link directly to a windows 8 PC and so work can be directly transferred quickly and easily. While IPad definetly has some cool gadgets on it, having a windows 8 tablet is literally like carrying around your computer. This makes it far more user friendly (as most of us already know how to use a PC) and it eliminates the fuss of having to get the work off your ipad. 

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'Changing nature of teaching' - teaching is changing because of the Internet

'Changing nature of teaching' - teaching is changing because of the Internet | education | Scoop.it
Labour education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says technology will fundamentally change the nature of schooling.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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The following article highlights the belief that teachers are no longer experts in the classroom, but are rather facilitators. Students have access to a wide range of information through the use of the internet and it is increasingly becoming the job of the teacher to filter this information down into relevant information.

The question of safety and reliability is also questioned as it is pointed out that the information avaliable on the internet is only useful if it comes from a viable source. The right people need to be involved in the e-learning so as to refrain from shutting out useful sources of information but also be prevent unneccesary behaivour on such sites. 

Ultimately it is the student decision as to weather they use the internet or the teacher as a education source. 

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Inge Grobbelaar's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:59 PM

The new developments in teaching and the growing use of technology for education is exciting. People are living in a world that is exposed to unlimited amounts of information and making use of this available information is a step in the right direction. I agree that it is possible that the traditional ways of teaching are outdated and might not be the best way to get through to students of today. Chidlren and students of today have grown up in the technological and internet era and most likely enjoy learning through this medium, instead of the traditional ways. Traditional teachers could possibly not agree with these changes. Even though the use of the internet and technology for education is gaining more support and is encouraged, many people tend to think that students making use of books less and less is a bad thing. The internet, media and technology is the future and I believe education has many great things coming its way. 

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:50 AM
Education has undergone a tremendous change because of the resources provided by the internet!
rodrick rajive lal's comment, September 27, 2013 5:07 AM
Education has become more of a challenge today for teachers who can expect to be questioned and grilled by their students who have today more access to information thanks to the internet than their teachers had in their student years!