Students Prefer Smartphones and Laptops to Tablets, Study Finds

When tablets appeared on the market, there were expectations that they would be laptop computers’ greatest competition. That has not turned out to be true at Ball State University, where students see tablets as a form of entertainment—as essentially a bigger and more expensive smartphone, according to a recent study. Read the complete article at Wired Campus I spend a lot of time in learning environments as both consumer and producer. I understand why conventional Tablets could be losing favour with students. I have made a point of observing what students are actually doing with their tablets in the hallowed … Continue reading Students Prefer Smartphones and Laptops to Tablets, Study Finds

Presentations Tips: Separate User Account for Presentations

Quick Tip Create a separate user account for doing presentations. Set all the options in the user account for a distraction free presentation. Switch to that user account before you start your presentation. This is fast and simple and it will keep your presentation from being derailed by a screen saver, unwanted notification, or distracting live tile. With Windows 8.1 it’s extremely fast to switch user accounts without signing out or closing apps. Open Start by swiping in from the right edge of the screen and then tapping Start. (Or, if you’re using a mouse, point to the lower-left corner … Continue reading Presentations Tips: Separate User Account for Presentations

Left-Click and Drag on Surface Type and Touch Covers: Thank You!

It’s a little thing really, but one of the things that the Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2 would NOT do – was a simple Left-Click-and-Drag on the Touchpad – and since the Windows 8.1 update it works!  The behaviour is now as it is described in the fourth row below (Left-click and drag).  Try it. You’ll like it. The screen shot above is from the original online documentation for the Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2.  It was subsequently amended when it was found to be incorrect. Until the recent update, you had to press and hold … Continue reading Left-Click and Drag on Surface Type and Touch Covers: Thank You!