[IAEP] Bill Gates Says Tablets Aren't Much Help In Education

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 07:31:48 EDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 3:07 AM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> Finally I can claim to be agreement with Bill Gates about something:

And just in time for MS to announce that they too are making a tablet :P


> "Just giving people devices has a really horrible track record. You
> really have to change the curriculum and the teacher. And it's never
> going to work on a device where you don't have a keyboard-type input.
> Students aren't there just to read things. They're actually supposed to
> be able to write and communicate. And so it's going to be more in the PC
> realm—it's going to be a low-cost PC that lets them be highly
> interactive."
> Full interview:
>  http://chronicle.com/article/A-Conversation-With-Bill-Gates/132591/
> Slashdot commentary:
>  http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/12/06/26/1946211/bill-gates-says-tablets-arent-much-help-in-education
> --
>  _ // Bernie Innocenti
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Walter Bender
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