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iPads and Their Potential to Revolutionize Learning

, University of British Columbia, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The iPad is an educational technology tool with the potential to revolutionize learning. In order for the iPad to be effective, educators must identify its affordances and examine school goals. Bates and Poole’s (2003) SECTIONS framework is applied in order to evaluate the iPad’s applicability to education: student profile, ease of use, cost, teaching and learning, interaction and interactivity, organizational issues, novelty, and speed of technology change. A literature review reveals the importance of assessing the impact of the iPad in a learning environment prior to implementation.


McFarlane, C. (2013). iPads and Their Potential to Revolutionize Learning. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1690-1695). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 17, 2019 from .

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