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A Bitter Pill to Swallow: Is Tablet Technology the Answer to a Catch-up Curriculum?

Koller, J., Looker, Ben ORCID: and Delorenzo, Janinne (2021) A Bitter Pill to Swallow: Is Tablet Technology the Answer to a Catch-up Curriculum? Science Teacher Education, 89. pp. 15-20. ISSN 1756-915X

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This literature review looks at the use of tablets within educational settings. Specifically, it outlines three main areas of rationale for their use: pedagogical change, 21st century learning, and logistical and economic considerations. We believe this is of additional relevance due to the current pandemic and potential opportunity for
incorporating technology into a postlockdown ‘catch-up curriculum’. The use of tablets evaluated here does not look at the effectiveness of online learning; instead, it
focuses on their use in classrooms, specifically using tablets as a resource for research and learning, much like an encyclopaedia. We evaluate the benefits of using this type of technology to enhance learning and conclude that, although tablets can be used successfully, this is not always the correct option.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: post-pandemic curriculum, tablet technology, educational settings, learning
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Ben Looker
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2021 10:52
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2021 10:52

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