There was some interesting articles today in my weekly google alert on the iPads.
1. Apple iPad Aims to Revolutionize Education from PC World.
Most intriguing part:
2. Can Education Afford the iPad? by Tony Bates (and judging by his domain, a Canadian! Yep. A Private Consultant in e-learning from Vancouver)
Most Intriguing part:
Created by: OnlineTeachingDegree.com
But he also counters this graphic with the argument that this graphic does not take into account all the other uses of the iPad- it is not just a content delivery system.
I would read the blog post- it has some interesting prognostications, including:
…eventually, textbooks as we know them (a single, comprehensive source for a whole course) will disappear altogether, to be replaced with modular collections of multi-media digital material that can be searched and combined at will by both teachers and learners. (These might even be called ‘open educational resources’.) Time horizon: 10 years. The problem is not the technology, which is available now, but the need for educators to understand the value proposition.