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Many educational institutions are employing tablet PCs to elevate learning, class participation, and organization. Recent technological improvements have revitalized portable, touch-screen tablets and convertible laptops and the concurrent increase in adoption and drop in price have made tablets more attractive to teachers and students at all levels of study.
Tablet PCs and Education Today
In the recent past, popular touch-screen technologies have evolved to produce durable tablet displays and improved pen and handwriting recognition. The evolution in usability has influenced a growing investment in applications and system support – including significant software price drops (for example, Microsoft Education Pack for Windows XP Tablet PC is now free). Consequently, tablet PCs are emerging in many more classrooms.