Making a Massive Tablet Initiative Work: Perspectives from a United Arab Emirates Case Study
Rana Tamim, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates ; Linda Colburn, Bemidji State University, United States ; Fida Atallah, Lina Saadi, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Tablets are the latest entries in a long list of tools introduced to classrooms around the world, with the hope of shifting technology’s role from a delivery-tool to an enabler that enriches the learning experience. The current paper summarizes work in progress that aimed at capturing lessons learned from a large-scale initiative in the UAE, particularly from the perspectives of administrators and support individuals, whose efforts enable such projects to become a reality. The paper discusses the background and rationale for the research, presents a relevant literature review while describing the research design, data collection and data analysis procedures. Finally, the paper provides an overview of the general findings from the preliminary analysis phase.
Tamim, R., Colburn, L., Atallah, F. & Saadi, L. (2015). Making a Massive Tablet Initiative Work: Perspectives from a United Arab Emirates Case Study. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2015--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 322-327). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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