Studies about iPads in schools?

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  1. enectrixx macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2010
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    Do you know of any studies about the effects of giving students iPads or other tablets?

    For example the study from Albilene Christian University in Texas that found that students who took notes on iPads learned more than the ones who didn't.

    To be clear: please don't give your personal opinions! I need studies, statistics, etc :)
  2. porcupine8, Feb 2, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012

    porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    I'm an educational researcher, and honestly it's too soon to have any such studies! At least not good ones. The iPad has been around for less than two years - it takes longer than that to get funding, get approval, deploy them, collect an appropriate amount of data (you'd want a full school year at least), then analyze and write up your results AND submit them and have them passed through peer review.

    Give it another year and studies looking at last school year will be coming out.

    (One Abilene study was commissioned by McGraw Hill and has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, though it was presented at a small conference. The other is a Master's thesis that also has not been published yet. Such details never deter a school's PR Dept.)

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