Are tablets fast becoming the future of learning?

When you see a two-year old kid effortlessly using an iPad, you may think that is exceptional. But just dig around a little more and you realize he is joined by a whole new generation of kids. Parents across the world have shared anecdotes about their young ones (and yes, I mean as young as 1.5 years old) taking more and more easily to technology and being extremely comfortable with devices like the iPhone and iPad. Some of them might just actually own them!

This tells us something really important that technology is going to play an ever-increasing role in education, and the tablet is certainly emerging as a very important tool in this transformation.

As reported in NY Times, schools in the US have actually adopted the iPad starting this year. New York City public schools ordered more than 2,000 iPads, and some 200 Chicago public schools applied for grants to purchase them. Schools in California and Virginia have completely swapped traditional textbooks in certain classes for iPads.

Now with the launch of “Akash”, the cheapest tablet priced at $35 and aimed at students, not only has India managed to reinforce the growing popularity of the device but has also bridged the digital divide, thus bringing technology to the masses.

Does that mean that textbooks and traditional teaching methodology will soon be passé?  Well, still early days to come to a conclusion for now, but there is no denying that computing devices were conceptualized also for education. And with tablets taking personal computing to the next level, they might just be the future.

5 thoughts on “Are tablets fast becoming the future of learning?

    • mLearning Is Not eLearning on A Mobile Device bb Float Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Strat True I suppose in the same sense that oinnle learning is not distance learning on a computer or at least it should not be. Some thoughts to ponder for our mobile project. (tags: mLearning usqict)

  1. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your blog? My blog is in the very same niche as yours and my users would really benefit from a lot of the information you present here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Thanks a lot!

  2. I have noticed that online degree is getting well-liked because getting your college degree online has turned into a popular option for many people. A huge number of people have not had a chance to attend an established college or university nonetheless seek the improved earning possibilities and career advancement that a Bachelor’s Degree gives you. Still other folks might have a college degree in one field but would choose to pursue anything they already have an interest in.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>