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A brief overview of the emergence of tablet computing.

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