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

Readiness to implement

Various factors were identified as necessary before a successful deployment of iPads/tablets is likely to be successful in a school context:

  • Teachers need to be equipped with their own personal iPad which they can learn to use through 'play' in advance of the full deployment
  • Traditional models of ICT training are less effective since the iPad is very intuitive. Teachers learn best through informal, show and tell activities and by forming their own self help communities (e.g. Teach Meets)