Jun 282012

Educational Tablets: Project to evaluate use of tablets in schools

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Educational Tablets: By Raishay Lin, Contributing Editor, Read more by Contributor, June 28th, 2012

Educational Tablets—with their lightweight portability and interactive touch screens—have been hailed as the next “must have” as schools move toward mobile computing. But questions linger: How much network access do students need? How can schools ensure that students will use the devices appropriately? Does more time using mobile devices translate into better academic performance?

Kajeet, a cell phone carrier that specializes in kid-friendly mobile service, announced June 25 its participation in “Making Learning Mobile,” a pilot program that assesses the mobile computing needs of students and teachers.

Sponsored by Qualcomm Inc.’s Wireless Reach initiative, the project will incorporate the work of partners Common Sense Media, Emantras, and EduTone.

Every year through Wireless Reach, Qualcomm invites proposals for research-based pilot programs that study applications of wireless technology in education

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Tom McDonald’s Comments:

June 28, 2012

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More Stimulation per Minute of Study
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11% less study time, 22% less test time, and 95% higher test scores


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