Using Tablets effectively to enhance learning in schools

Dr Kevin Burden and Dr Sarah Younie | View as a single page |

Tablet Map title Evidence Deployment Infrastructure Readiness Provide learners Assessment


The iPad is a consumer device used increasingly in a corporate setting such as a school or college. Certain infrastructure issues were identified in this research which were highlighted as crucial for an effective deployment of iPads at scale:

  • Wi-Fi must be robust and pervasive across the campus enabling large numbers of users to access and use it simultaneously
  • Locking the device down excessively appears to be counter-productive as it does not encourage the user to take personal responsibility for it or for their learning linked to it
  • Excessive filtering and control of the device is counter-productive since it does not teach the student how to be aware of potential dangers and how to tackle these effectively