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Educational Technology: The Tablet Computer as a Promising Technology in Higher Education

  • Author / Creator
    Mohseni, Atefeh
  • Education has been significantly affected by the emergence of new technologies. Appropriate implementation of technology in education can facilitate teaching and learning, increase student engagement and participation, and elevate student achievement. A major practice of technology integration in education is mobile learning, which allows for anytime and anywhere learning through use of mobile devices such as Smartphones and tablets. Due to its convenience, mobile learning has found significant importance in education, particularly in higher education. One of the most promising mobile devices in education is the tablet computer, which is becoming very popular among educators and students. In this theoretical thesis, I will study the effects of educational technology implementation on teaching and learning, with a focus on tablet computers in higher education. I will focus on how tablets benefit education, and why I believe they are a more useful tool in education compared to other mobile devices. To get the best results from implementing tablets in education it is important to have a strategic plan for this implementation. I will briefly look into this subject in this research, but I will not discuss it in detail, as I will be focusing on an earlier stage: why tablets are a promising technology in education?

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  • Graduation date
    2014-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3WS8HS9R
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Humanities Computing
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Geoffrey Rockwell / Humanities Computing
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Sean Gouglas / Humanities Computing
    • Maureen Engel / Humanities Computing