Empowering student learning through Tablet PCs: A case study

Sandy S C LI, Jacky W C POW, Emily M.L. Wong, Alex C.W. Fung

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Empowering students to learn through ICT is seen as a way to address the growing awareness and demand for preparing students to effectively participate in the emerging global knowledge economy. It is believed that, in order to maintain competitiveness in a global economy, traditional classroom practices must be re-conceptualized in a way that enables students to engage themselves in knowledge building, to become more self-directed, and to assume greater autonomy and social responsibility over their own learning. In this article, we report a case study on the use of Tablet PCs to support teaching and learning in a primary school in Hong Kong, and provide insights into how schools can harness and capitalize on the opportunities offered by such emerging technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-180
Number of pages10
JournalEducation and Information Technologies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

User-Defined Keywords

  • ICT in education
  • Information literacy
  • Tablet PC


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