Mobile learning and education environment offered by Windows 7-based tablets
With advancements in educational technology, educators have been using innovative tools and instructional methods in the classrooms. A tablet PC is one of the products that have impacted the field of education in recent times. It offers a learning medium to students as electronic books can be stored on a tablet. There are many educational apps also available that can be downloaded on tablets. Several institutions and organizations have adopted Windows 7-based tablets as a means to impart education. Let’s see how Windows 7-based tablets are helping students and teachers.
An online tutoring program developed by ET Learning Group for Windows 7-based tablets
Taipei, Taiwan-based company ET Learning Group has created a digital education environment for students, that is, GO100. It includes eSchoolbag, an online tutoring module designed for tablets with Windows 7. With a mobile learning platform offered by tablets, students can use the instructional materials on the go. A benefit of these tablets is that students as well as teachers are familiar with Windows 7, so they can easily work on it. The installation of learning materials and apps is simple, too.
Windows 7-based tablets used by Peng Lai Elementary School
The Peng Lai Elementary School in Taipei, Taiwan is using ET Learning Group’s eSchoolbag program on Windows 7 tablets for educational purposes. Students are able to access digital textbooks on the tablets and learn through various apps. Teachers grade students’ performance by checking online assignments submitted by them. Also, the Windows 7 tablets are compatible with the computers that students have at home. So, the lessons can be transferred to the home PCs.
Charlottesville City Schools to give Windows 7 tablets to students and teachers
Charlottesville City Schools in Virginia will distribute around 2,000 Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 tablets to students from the sixth grade to twelfth grade. The tablets with Windows 7 operating system will have digital books and multimedia content. They can also be used for videoconferencing. According to Dean Jadlowski, Director of Technology, Charlottesville City Schools, these tablets were chosen by them because of their durability. Windows 7 will also aid them to adopt an online testing platform that is standardized across the state.
Thus, tablets have useful applications in schools and colleges. They can be used to store hundreds of textbooks. Students would also like to study using multimedia instructional materials. If school districts are proactive in adopting tablets, these portable computers can revolutionize the way subjects are taught in classrooms across the world. Education will definitely become much more fun, interactive, and interesting.
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