Technological Advances Assessing Which Technological Essay

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Education is being revolutionized by the use of tablet PCs and smart devices as well. The iPad is now considered by many college and university students as the preferred approach to getting their textbooks delivered as well (Weisberg, 188). Thankfully the day is soon coming when all textbooks will be delivered electronically to the device of a student's choice, whether it is an Amazon e-reader like the Kindle or Fire, or to an Apple iPad, iPad2 or subsequent generation of tablet PCs they are planning today. Instead of having to have a backpack stuffed with 50 lbs. Of books all that will be needed is a folder and a slim line iPad or Kindle to carry all textbooks from class to class. Universities continue to experiment with teaching courses entirely on iPads with Georgia State University's
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Robinson College of Business and Hult International Business School distributing entire course material including case studies and texts preloaded for students (Bradshaw, et.al.). The ability to quickly update educational content, from textbooks to visualizations including videos, makes tablet PCs ideal as textbook replacements. The iPad is already proving to be a viable alternative to printed materials that can easily go out of date and is costly to update and re-publish. These devices will eventually revolutionize education at all levels and will make the task of teaching complex subjects easier.

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Tim Bradshaw. "iPad takes over as the lecture hall aid of choice. " Financial Times 14 Mar. 2011,

Castelluccio, M.. "The Tablet at Work. " Strategic Finance 92.5 (2010): 59-60.

Geyer, M., and F. Felske. "Consumer Toy or Corporate Tool: The iPad Enters the Workplace. " Interactions 18.4 (2011):…

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Tim Bradshaw. "iPad takes over as the lecture hall aid of choice. " Financial Times 14 Mar. 2011,

Castelluccio, M.. "The Tablet at Work. " Strategic Finance 92.5 (2010): 59-60.

Geyer, M., and F. Felske. "Consumer Toy or Corporate Tool: The iPad Enters the Workplace. " Interactions 18.4 (2011): 45.

Weisberg, M.. "Student Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Digital Textbooks. " Publishing Research Quarterly 27.2 (2011): 188.

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