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Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The information technique is developing at a fast pace and almost all new technique is being welcomed with opened arms. The newest on the market is the tablet device, it´s a device used for surfing the web, sending email, watching movies and playing games. It is now also being used in some schools for educational purposes. My research goal has been to find out how the teachers feel about using the tablet device for educational purposes. I have conducted interviews to find the answers to my questions. The main research questions asked were:
- How do different pedagogues feel about using the tablet device for educational purposes?
- How do teachers use the tablet device for teaching?
- What possibilities and obstacles do the teachers face when using the tablet device?
My conclusions are that the tablet device in many ways can be seen as a toy, because it is a fun device appreciated by the students. But that does not exclude the fact that it can still be used as a teaching tool, because it can still be educational. Some of the methods were that it is easier to individualize the lessons and let the students work at their own pace and after their special needs. The tablet device creates plenty of situations for the students to interact and learn things from each other. The teachers expressed that they easily can create situations when learning is fun and meaningful for the students, which showed that the students got more engaged during class. The obstacles the teachers found, were that there was limited time to plan how to use the tablet device and also limited financial budget to buy all the programs needed.
Currently the device is being used along with other type of equipment. In some schools the students got to use it for most lessons, but in some schools it was only being used once or twice a week. For example the tool was used with the Swedish language to help the students learn how to read and write and also to practice counting, subtraction and multiplication in math.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 39 p.
Tablet device, learning, education, teachers, school, ICT
Pekplatta, lärande, utbildning, lärare, skola, IKT
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14596OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-14596DiVA: diva2:475510
Subject / course
Stedt, Lisbeth, Högskoleadjunkt
Bohlin, Henrik, Högskolelektor