“Over the past five years, we have been conducting an international research project evaluating a series of educational apps developed by the British charity onebillion…These interactive apps are designed specifically to support early years numeracy and literacy skills…They are available in different languages and enable children to learn independently and at their own pace…There is even an “in-app” teacher who guides them through the curriculum-based content.
Source: Laura Outhwaite, PhD candidate in Applied Psychology and Education, University of Nottingham and Nicola Pitchford, Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Nottingham for TheConversation.com
There are several advantages in favor of including tablets and apps within the classroom, which can be found in the mentioned article, however some questions still remain:
- Can tablet and app implementation be a benefit in the classroom across the board?
- Will app-based learning create a favorable environment for deep learning?
- Will tablets end up cutting down teacher workload or increase it?