What is a Tablet PC?
A Tablet PC is a personal computer with a Sensitive screen that interacts with a specialized pen. The important thing to recognize is that it is a fully-functional notebook PC with additional features and you are not sacrificing any functionality of a personal computer while adding another way to use a personal computer for a minimal additional cost.
Fundamentally, computers are solutions and a Tablet PC is just a much more natural computing solution in more situations. The Tablet PC platform is exciting for a variety of industries today because it is in line with the focus of providing access to information anytime and anywhere in increasingly mobile environments.
There are two prevalent form factors of Tablet PC’s: Slate model tablets and Convertible model Tablets. The defining difference between these two models is how the Keyboard is attached to the device; a Slate model tablet is fully operational as just a slate interface with no keyboard attached and a convertible Tablet PC has an onboard keyboard (just like a standard notebook PC) with the additional capability of ‘spinning’ the screen over the keyboard to ‘convert’ into a Tablet.
Why require a Tablet PC for Students?
To further assess how technology
is entwined in our curriculum, we have conducted a standardized major field
test in business (through Educational Testing Services) over the past 2 years
and only 5% of all student taking ETS have ranked higher in the quantitative
math and information systems area.
Student satisfaction and performance, both formally and informally
collected, indicate that switching to a Tablet PC requirement has strengthened
that opinion and we look forward to continuing to evaluate our performance and
the value of our technology offerings in our curriculum.
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