Because, since the early 2000s, Windows-based Tablet PCs are widely used in schools, colleges and universities with extraordinary results, but during this time little evaluation of the impact of teaching with tablets has been done and best practices have not been developed – or shared.
From a student point of view, Tablet PCs and OneNote are indispensable instruments that allow easy, interactive and smart note-taking and co-working. From a teacher/professor/educator point of view, Tablet Personal Computers are powerful instrument that allow budget-friendly multi-media teaching but they are also instruments that give the opportunity to easily create personalized educational contents and new ways to teach.
In the last few years, with the coming of ultra-low cost Atom-powered Tablet PCs, Windows-based Tablet PCs find new spaces and opportunities to create better teaching and better learning. Great opportunities are coming – but the real impact of incorporating pen and touch technology into the classroom needs to be better understood.
With case studies, articles, reviews, guides and interviews, this space will try to be an area of support, meeting, comparison and discussion for all the educators and students who are interested in using the latest technologies in the classroom.