Education Research and Development and Tablet PC

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Here’s an interesting quote by Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister of Education, Singapore. Educators may want to consider it when assembling a case study for explaining the need to let students learn more effectively and efficiently.

To prepare students for a future of relentless change, schools themselves have to be models of innovative practice. We must be alive to new ideas and approaches to teaching and learning. … All it takes is imagination and boldness.

BackPack.NET Centre provides a focus in Singapore for education technology research and development. It offers a significant advantage through the incubation of new ideas.

I don’t know about today. I understand that at least until recently BackPack.NET has been searching unsuccessfully for a U.S. school district to work with them. It’s worth at least talking with them about a partnership with your classroom, school, or district, teachers.

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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.