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

Use Windows Meeting Space to Mirror Your Tablet PC to a Projector

I use my Tablet PC when I do public speaking.  I like to use it to display and build MindMaps using MindManager or draw diagrams with SketchBook Pro. This should be very straightforward, but it gets interesting when I want to display my Tablet PC with a projector, and to walk around the room at the same time. (Try that with at conventional laptop machine). I have been using MaxiVista for this application for years. (see: Wireless Presentations with a Tablet PC with MaxiVista) MaxiVista has been great but there are some issues with Vista. You can work around them, … Continue reading Use Windows Meeting Space to Mirror Your Tablet PC to a Projector

Mixing Metaphors Part II

Here’s another example of how having the Tablet PC made it easier to discuss a concept during a lecture. By the way, the previous article about mixing metaphors came about spontaneously under the same circumstances. Can you guess how I used (and now continue to use)  this sketch in a teaching environment? Follow the link below and let me know what you think. Link: Mixing Metaphors – Part II

Mixing Metaphors – Part II

Here is another one of those odd images I use as a basis for discussion. If you can imagine what ideas can be exposed with this? Leave a comment if and I’ll reveal all in a day or too. Link: Mixing Metaphors – Part I

Mixing Metaphors – Part I Explained

A few days ago I asked: Can you guess how I use this diagram (below and left)  in a teaching environment? I’ve continued that article with some ideas. Link: Mixing Metaphors (scroll down to “First Solution”)