Why Tablets?

Why all the excitement over tablets for education?

This is something I've been stewing about for a long, long time. Note: I didn't ask, "why personal computers?"

But having written up a Top Trends in Ed-Tech post yesterday, I was struck once again by the abundance of hype over tablets. I confess, I just can't do the work I need to do on an iPad, but I don't want to suggest that that means they're useless for others. It does make me wonder about what I'm missing by being a skeptic, as well as what students are missing when we give them tablets and not (my preference) laptops.

You can read my post over at Inside Higher Ed.

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