Empowering student learning through Tablet PCs: A case study

S. C. Sandy LI, Wai Cheong Jacky POW, M. L. Emily WONG, Chi Wah Alexander FUNG

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Abstract

Empowering students to learn through ICT is seen as a way to address the growing awareness and demand for preparing students to effectively participate in the emerging global knowledge economy. It is believed that, in order to maintain competitiveness in a global economy, traditional classroom practices must be re-conceptualized in a way that enables students to engage themselves in knowledge building, to become more self-directed, and to assume greater autonomy and social responsibility over their own learning. In this article, we report a case study on the use of Tablet PCs to support teaching and learning in a primary school in Hong Kong, and provide insights into how schools can harness and capitalize on the opportunities offered by such emerging technologies. Copyright © 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-180
JournalEducation and Information Technologies
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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Citation

Li, S. C., Pow, J. W. C., Wong, E. M. L., & Fung, A. C. W. (2010). Empowering student learning through Tablet PCs: A case study. Education and Information Technologies, 15(3), 171-180.

Keywords

  • Tablet PC
  • ICT in education
  • Information literacy