What You Need to Know about Tablet Computing<br />Shaun Holland<br />Instructional Technology<br />Rider University<br />
Agenda<br />Definition of Terms<br />Pros/Cons of the Tablet<br />Possible implications for the Classroom and beyond<br />...
Definition of Terms<br />Tablet – A computing device that is smaller than a laptop but larger than a phone. Uses touch as ...
Pros and ConsTruths and Myths<br />Pro/Truth<br />Incredibly portable<br />Amazing Battery life<br />Intuitive<br />A very...
Possible Implications for the classroom and beyond<br />Am I comfortable with Cloud computing?<br />Connecting to a projec...
Apple (iOS) Based Tablets<br />Pro<br />Incredible Battery Life<br />Portability<br />The First<br />Wonderful Hardware<br...
Windows Based Tablets<br />Pro<br />Full OS (just like your home computer)<br />Full Software<br />Choices in purchasing<b...
Android Based Tablets<br />Pro<br />“Zerg” of devices<br />Large development base<br />No restrictions<br />Cheap<br />Con...
What the Future Might Hold<br />Android – honeycomb<br />iPad 2<br />Windows 8<br />WebOS (Palm)<br />
THANK YOU!<br />HOLLAND@RIDER.EDU<br />FLAVORS.ME/SHAUNHOLLAND<br />
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  1. 1. What You Need to Know about Tablet Computing<br />Shaun Holland<br />Instructional Technology<br />Rider University<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Definition of Terms<br />Pros/Cons of the Tablet<br />Possible implications for the Classroom and beyond<br />Apple (iOS) based tablet(s)<br />Windows based tablets<br />Android based tablets<br />What the future might hold<br />
  3. 3. Definition of Terms<br />Tablet – A computing device that is smaller than a laptop but larger than a phone. Uses touch as its primary interface with humans<br />OS – Operating system. The system that drives the tablet<br />“App” – The same as a computer program<br />
  4. 4. Pros and ConsTruths and Myths<br />Pro/Truth<br />Incredibly portable<br />Amazing Battery life<br />Intuitive<br />A very intimate and fun web/media experience<br />New things are happening every day<br />This is only the beginning<br />Con/Myth<br />A tablet is a laptop replacement<br />It can do anything my laptop can do<br />I need a data plan from a phone company to use it<br />The iPad is the only tablet in existance<br />
  5. 5. Possible Implications for the classroom and beyond<br />Am I comfortable with Cloud computing?<br />Connecting to a projector?<br />What can my students do with this?<br />How do I get things on it?<br />How different is this from a computer?<br />
  6. 6. Apple (iOS) Based Tablets<br />Pro<br />Incredible Battery Life<br />Portability<br />The First<br />Wonderful Hardware<br />Huge base of Developers<br />iOS as a touch OS<br />Con<br />Apple’s “Walled Garden”<br />Get your wallet out<br />No ports<br />Wired Sync<br />Can be out-paced<br />iTunes<br />
  7. 7. Windows Based Tablets<br />Pro<br />Full OS (just like your home computer)<br />Full Software<br />Choices in purchasing<br />Standard ports<br />No restrictions<br />Con<br />Windows is not a touch interface<br />Lower Battery life<br />Build quality<br />No clear winner<br />
  8. 8. Android Based Tablets<br />Pro<br />“Zerg” of devices<br />Large development base<br />No restrictions<br />Cheap<br />Con<br />No Google approval<br />You get what you pay for<br />No clear winner<br />Few pure Wi-Fi options<br />
  9. 9. What the Future Might Hold<br />Android – honeycomb<br />iPad 2<br />Windows 8<br />WebOS (Palm)<br />
  10. 10. THANK YOU!<br />HOLLAND@RIDER.EDU<br />FLAVORS.ME/SHAUNHOLLAND<br />

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