But can students take notes quickly with an iPad? Or is it better to use a MacBook or PC?
Here is an interesting study about typing speeds of students:
iPad vs PC - Typing Speeds.
by Adam Webster
Typing is often a strange sort of battleground wen discussing the rollout of mobile devices that aren’t laptops. There seems to be an underlying belief that typing can only be done efficiently and at speed if it is done on a laptop or PC. There’s definitely a sense with these sorts of arguments that it’s a case of ‘well I certainly couldn’t/wouldn’t do it like that, so obviously out students feel the same. However, our students are growing up with technology that didn’t exist when we were growing up; indeed, it didn’t exist more than a few years ago. Nonetheless, it is important when going down the 1-to-1 path that you do your due diligence in all aspects of your research. So I decided to set an excellent example, and put to the test what I thought I already knew: students will type just as quickly on a tablet as they do on a PC.
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