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iPads Could Hinder Teaching, Professors Say

Date: March 13, 2011
Author: Ben Weider
Affiliation: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Keywords: iPads


Despite the iPad's popularity--Apple has sold nearly 15 million of them and just came out with the iPad2; and there are dozens of competitors, like the Samsung Galaxy--early studies indicate that these finger-based tablets are passive devices that have limited use in higher education. They are great for viewing media and allow students to share readings. But professors cannot use them to mark up material on the fly and show changes to students in response to their questions, a type of interactivity that has been a major thrust in pedagogy.

Source Article: http://chronicle.com/article/iPads-for-College-Classrooms-/126681/