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4/9/2013 | 11:04:30 PM
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Although the iPad has the largest sales at the moment, the overall sales growth of other educational tablet solutions are outpacing the growth of Apple tablets. It may only be a matter of time before other tablet sales overtake iPad sales.
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3/25/2013 | 4:16:07 PM
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It will be interesting to see how enthused freshmen who have been exposed to the iPad will be when presented with a Windows tablet.
Deb Donston-Miller
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3/20/2013 | 8:26:14 PM
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It's interesting (and great) to hear the CIO say that the tablets are coming up from K-12 and that the university is just trying to give kids the level of technology you are used to. I think for a long time the level of technology at the K-12 level (especially K-5) has been woefully lacking compared with what students have in college. Of course, that's like comparing apples and oranges in many ways, but, still, it is nice to know that modern technology is considered standard in many elementary, middle, and high schools,

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3/20/2013 | 8:04:07 PM
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Go Salukis! As a proud alumnus of SIU, I'm glad to see this initiative. I have to wonder, however, how many freshman will show up on the first day of school with tablets they already own, received as graduation gifts, etc. Will those students be required to use the university-issued tablet or will the environment support other makes/models as well? And, yes, grads should be allowed to keep their old, dinged up tablet after four years of use. They're going to need them.
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3/20/2013 | 7:13:00 PM
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Schools that use Educational Resources' LearnPad have saved a lot of money on paper and textbooks etc., so when looking at the cost of the tablets, this has to be taken into consideration.


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