Is the Tablet PC the Future of College Computing?


Matt Villano asks in the August, 2005, issue of University Business, Is the Tablet PC the Future of College Computing? He describes why he thinks the answer is “Yes.” “So many tablets, so little time.” Great phrase, Matt. Great examples of Tablet PC uses in higher education.

Heads up, Microsoft and Tablet PC hardware manufacturers and branders. Matt also offers this pregnant observation. By and large, few, if any, academics say they have any practical knowledge of tablet PCs beyond what they’ve seen in advertisements and on TV. Here’s another example of an opening for Tablet PC evangelists to turn instructors for the mass of intelligentsia and literati (or is that an oxymoron?).

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.