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iPads for teachers

So, what do we actually know?


5 comments on “iPads for teachers

    • Oliver Quinlan
      July 16, 2012

      Merlin John also provided a useful critique of this report here:

      I think any report which makes assumptions like this needs to be treated with caution. (Quote from the article linked above)

      “However, only 23 parents responded, a ratio of low statistical significance which, despite a caution, doesn’t prevent the author from venturing the opinion: “The fact that the overwhelming majority of parents have not responded could be taken as acceptance of the value of the iPad project.” Not really and, curiously, the tantalising glimpses we get of parental opinion are curiously negative.”


  1. Oliver Quinlan
    July 16, 2012

    Sorry, to be clear, that quote is from the Merlin John article linked in my comment.

  2. l4l1
    July 16, 2012

    I was going to make that exact same point having read through the summation. No you can’t take that as read I thought to myself. So I’d not call this “research” with that specific slant – I’d call that opinion. Either try harder and gather the opinion of the parents at the school gates or be neutral entirely. It does a disservice to the report to do that. However, despite that, what does the report show in terms of data and outcomes for teachers specifically?

  3. sheliblackburn
    January 19, 2013

    I have written posts about ipads here http://carryonlearning.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/ipads including the importance of being prepared before investing in ipads and not chucking the laptops out with the bathwater. Ipad research findings will follow at some point …

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