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Using the Tablet PC for Instruction

Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education 01/2007; 5(1):183 - 190. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-4609.2007.00134.x
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    • "In its report,Becta (2004)stated that the day to day usage of tablet computers in the academic field had become more popular. Tablet computers are a new subdivision of computers and more convenient for students and teachers alike (Gill, 2007). Tablet computers are suitable for checking and reading content, surfing the net, drawing with a finger, or main activities such as writing and drawing thanks to the multi-touch screen (Galligan, Loch, Mcdonald & Taylor, 2010). "
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    • "TPC has a capacity to represent a perfect platform for drawing and writing, and can be used to teach. When compared to other media, it is easier to write and erase in TPC, and students can save all content in the tablet when they want a copy (Gill, 2007). "
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    • "To start with, within instructional context, it is detected that tablet PCs on the whole bear qualities that support teaching-learning processes. Tablet PCs provide to teachers and students facilities that can improve inclass collaboration (Gill, 2007). In-class teaching practices can be listed thusly: improving note-taking and course-material collection skills (Enriquez, 2010), boosting motivation (Becta, 2005;Dickerson et al., 2009;Li et al., 2010), reaching knowledge via different tools, processing and sharing (Amelink, Scales, & Tront, 2012), establishing interaction between teacher and students (Alvarez, Brown, & Nussbaum, 2011;Chen & Sager, 2011;Liaw et al., 2010) and contributions of tablet PCs to learning environments. "
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