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Computer simulators provide hands-on experiments and allowing students the opportunity to observe, manipulate, and investigate phenomena that are normally inaccessible
Reduce barriers for media in the classroom
Provide models for skill learning
Increase content knowledge
Games engage the learner
It began in the 1960s with Ivan Sutherland of Stanford University experimented with computer graphics and wrote a software program called SketchPad while working toward his doctoral degree making his computer manipulate engineering drawings.
The first electronic tablet was created in 2000.
It was called “webpad”.
It was introduced by Comdex.
The development by Comdex failed due to small video screens, awkward keyboard and cost.
Provide an opportunity for innovators to adopt the new equipment.
As stated by Rogers (2003) “adopters serves as their own change agents in diffusing their innovations to others”.
The Electronic mobile devices such as iPads, and Android tablets are targeted to use for more than a book reader.
It is targeted for education with opportunities to enhance with many educational applications.
School systems have received funding to use in schools to replace the cost of revised textbooks.
Capture and share real time videos, audio, and pictures.
Researched based evidence supports motivation for learning.
Trial software packages online and classroom
Interviews with vendors and institutions
Teachers develop curriculum to incorporate mobile technology.
Smartphone used for audio, video, and pictures and collaboration.
The early adopters who are knowledgeable, excited and experts at using the electronic tablets.
Administrators, Educators and stakeholders who invest in implementing the tablets in the school and integrating it in the curriculum.
Timeline of Innovation Innovation of Decision Time Frame Knowledge 1989 Introduction of the GRiD Systems became the first to offer a portable tablet computer called the GriDPad. But in 2001 Bill Gates introduced Windows XP. Persuasion 2006 The development of other portable tablet devices such as e-readers, to compete in the technology market. Decision 2006-2010 The social media advances and the education upgrades. Implementation 2007 – 2011 A rise in the adoption of electronic tablets such as the iPad have increased in recent years. Confirmation 2010 – 2011 The confirmation comes with the increase use of Apple ‘s iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and Motorola Xoom
Adoption of the Bell Curve
S Curve of Diffusion of the Electronic Tablet Early Adopters
Innovation Diffusion Curve
Laptop and Desk top users who are content
Consumers who purchase at a discount
Persuasion to Adopt Electronic Tablets
Technology driven people who are interested in the latest innovation to use.
Mobility of using applications on the go.
Price affordable technology
Productivity is the key to the electronic device. You are able to learn and gather information on the go with all necessary tools (PBS TeacherLine)
Compatibility with other mobile devices that connect to learn and gather information.
It is an effective tool to reach the mass of learners.
It is mobile.
Allow community and other learners see the usefulness.
Allow everyone access by low cost and availability in school that will connect users to one another.
“ When enough individuals in a system adopt an invention and it becomes self-sustaining “ (Rogers, 2003)
In 2010 electronic tablets along with e-readers came off the shelves and are now consider popular and not for geeks any more (Boston Consultant Group, 2010)
51% of consumers familiar with electronic devices will purchase a e-reader or tablet. (Boston Consultant Group, 2010)
When innovations develops from various sources in the school system a decentralized diffusion system evolves.
The key change agents that will influence the innovation of the android tablets would be stake holders in education system. The educators, media specialists, administrators and IT education developers that have adopted the android tablets in the classroom.
The desire to obtain this new innovation increases. The early adopters have a “sequential interdependence effect on later adopters” (Rogers, 2003).
The Use of the Electronic Tablet
Watch educational videos in the classroom
Benefits of the Electronic Tablet
Engage students learning
Students work independently and assignments are completed at a larger percentage.
Integration of technology into curriculum
Learning becomes exciting and fun for the 21 st century learner
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n.a., (2011) iPad presentation Naselle School project. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_CXZCtvUjE&feature=player_embedded
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