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The use and effectiveness of palmtop computers in education

Robertson, S.; Calder, J.; Fung, P.; Jones, A. and O'Shea, T. (1997). The use and effectiveness of palmtop computers in education. British Journal of Educational Technology, 28(3) pp. 177–189.

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This paper reports how palmtop computers were used in an English secondary school over the course of a year. In particular, it concentrates on the perceived effectiveness of such computers in an educational setting, and on how teachers’ and students’ knowledge and use of “content-free” applications increased over that time. The benefits and potential problems with this new technology are discussed along with the consequences it has for classroom and school organisation.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1997 National Council for Educational Technology
ISSN: 1467-8535
Keywords: portable computers; IT skills; teacher training; computer attitudes
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 38068
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2013 12:05
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 16:34
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