The role of the iPad in the hands of the learner

Amandeep Dhir, Nahla M. Gahwaji, Gote Nyman

    Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArticleScientificvertaisarvioitu

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    Abstrakti

    The iPad is a well-known handheld interactive multimedia tool that has been quite popular lately among teachers and students. Previous research indicates that handheld digital technology is, in general, capable of supporting learning and educational literacy; however, iPad-focused studies are still scarce. In this study, we access and review the instructional benefits of using the iPad in educational spaces, such as classrooms and laboratories, by reviewing a vast body of empirical and theoretical findings reported by multidisciplinary literature on digital technology and children, digital technology use in classrooms, and the impact of interactive technology on learning, instruction, and educational literature. We found that while some studies suggest that the iPad motivates and brings positive impact among students towards their studies, other studies suggest that the long-term impact of the iPad on learning could be even negative. Therefore, we highlight the common misconceptions and conflicts about the use of this new technology and discuss its advantages and challenges. We also sketch some of the future trends relevant to incorporating the iPad into our learning setups.

    AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
    Sivut706-727
    Sivumäärä22
    JulkaisuJournal of Universal Computer Science
    Vuosikerta19
    Numero5
    TilaJulkaistu - 2013
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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