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Rsc east midlands in brief series tablet devices

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This presentation accompanies a short session on tablet devices in education.

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Rsc east midlands in brief series tablet devices

  1. 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit May 11, 2011 | slide RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning Tablet devices www.rsc-em.ac.uk
  2. 2. Tablet devices May 11, 2011 | slide
  3. 3. Tablet features <ul><li>Many tablets becoming available from Apple, Dell, Motorola, Samsung. </li></ul><ul><li>2 flavours of operating system – Apple iOS and Android </li></ul><ul><li>Light, portable devices with a touch screen interface </li></ul><ul><li>Designed as personal devices – easy to hold, rest on lap, instantly on. </li></ul>May 11, 2011 | slide
  4. 4. Tablet features 2 <ul><li>Designed for internet access, email, reading e-books and multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Uses wi-fi or phone sim to connect </li></ul><ul><li>On-screen typing </li></ul><ul><li>Long battery life </li></ul><ul><li>Not a laptop replacement and there are some technical/operational issues with networks and sharing devices </li></ul><ul><li>On screen keyboard not universally popular </li></ul><ul><li>iPad doesn ’ t do Flash movies </li></ul>May 11, 2011 | slide
  5. 5. May 11, 2011 | slide Easy to handle “ Always” on Touch control Price (?) Battery life Applications (Apps) Some good points User experience Portability “ Workflow”
  6. 6. May 11, 2011 | slide Sharing among users Education content? As a PC/laptop(?) Adding to your network Typing lots Not so good for… No “Flash” on ipad Loss/damage(?) Adding some types of content
  7. 7. Comparisons <ul><li>For example, ipad vs Galaxy </li></ul><ul><li>“ The iPad is undoubtedly slicker and simpler. If you're looking for a tablet to keep on your coffee table, and let you browse the Web on the sofa, the iPad is king. But, if you're a person about town and want something more nimble yet more feature-packed, the Galaxy Tab will make a fine companion.” </li></ul><ul><li>CNET review </li></ul>May 11, 2011 | slide
  8. 8. <ul><li>Want to try a tablet out? </li></ul><ul><li>Come to the RSC East Midlands e-Fair 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham </li></ul><ul><li>23 rd June </li></ul>May 11, 2011 | slide
  9. 9. For more information” [email_address] May 11, 2011 | slide

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