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Understanding Tablets from Early Childhood to Adulthood : Encounters with Touch Technology.

Author: Rhonda McEwen; Adam Dubé
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McEwen, Rhonda.
Understanding Tablets from Early Childhood to Adulthood : Encounters with Touch Technology.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rhonda McEwen; Adam Dubé
ISBN: 9781315389479 1315389479
OCLC Number: 988175254
Description: 1 online resource (107 pages)
Contents: Cover ; Half Title ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Studying Tablets; Communications Scholars Studying Tablets; Information Scholars Studying Tablets; HCI and the "I" (Individual) in iPad; Educators Studying Tablets; Cognitive Psychologists Studying Tablets; Gaps in the Study of Tablets; Notes; 2. Proposing a Model of User-Tablet Communication; Shannon, Luhmann and Interaction; User; Tablets; Tablet = Hardware + Operating System + Apps; Tablet Affordances; Types of Utterances; Understanding; Factors Influencing Understanding; Notes. 3. How Tablet Technology Influences User-Tablet CommunicationUser Experiences and Reflections on Human-Device Interactions; Tablets and Intuitiveness; Educational Technology and Tablets; Mobile Learning/m-Learning; Studying Tablets as a Form of User-Device Communication; Issues Arising: Gestures, Affordances and Cognitive Ability; Notes; 4. How the Mind Influences User-Tablet Communication; Attentional Control and Technology Use; Cognitive Load, Interactivity, and Multimedia Content; Tablet Apps and Cognitive Load --
An Eye-Tracking Study; Answers to Our Questions; Take Away Messages; Notes. 5. Tablets as a Form of Screen LearningThe Video Deficit Effect: Why It Happens and What It Tells Us about Screen Learning; Reducing the Video Deficit Effect During Screen Learning; Can Tablets Aid Screen Learning?; The Video Deficit Effect and Tablet Understanding ; Take Home Message; Notes; 6. Tablets as a Form of "Hands-On" Learning; Physical Exploration and Learning: Is Hands-on Learning Effective?; Are Tablets Really Hands-on?; Results; Why Do Gestures Matter? Answers from Embodied and Distributed Cognition Theory; Summary; Notes; 7. User-Tablet Communication --
A Complete Model. Cognitive Ability and DesignIt Takes Time --
Persistence, Prolonged Use and their Relationship to Understanding ; The Perils and Promise of Touchscreens; Recommendations; Notes; Index.

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The studies reviewed and conducted by McEwan and Dube are invaluable in revealing both the potential and the need for careful design in deploying tablets in education. The careful cognitive analyses Read more...

 
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