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A generation growing up with touch technology

Gartner (a Swahili term meaning “first we will make you give us a bunch of data to register for our site and then we’ll charge you a few thousand dollars for simple research reports”) is jumping on the touch mania that will continue to grow as more companies release their tablets/slates stating that “50% of the computers purchased for children will have touchscreens by 2015″. I can certainly understand the value of touch over keyboard and mouse interfaces. Children interact almost intuitively with touch interfaces. I’m reluctant to ascribe far-reaching educational implication to this, however. While pundits shall come a’runnin’, learning implications are far from clear.

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  1. Too right – the learning implications are far from clear!

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Permalink