Understanding Tablets from Early Childhood to Adulthood offers an alternative to dominant and populist narratives that young people are intuitively able to successfully use tablet devices. Adopting a research-driven approach, the book contests the ideology that touch-technologies are easier to understand, and identifies the factors that contribute to communicative encounters between users and tablets. Communication theory and cognitive psychology concepts and methods are employed to offer an epistemological exploration of user-tablet interaction with a focus on the use of these technologies in educational settings.
Rhonda McEwen is Canada Research Chair in Tactile Interfaces, Communication & Cognition and Associate Professor of New Media & Communication at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Adam Dube is Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences at McGill University.
Preface Chapter 1: Studying Tablets Chapter 2: Proposing a Model of User-Tablet Communication Chapter 3: How Tablet Technology Influences User-Tablet Communication Chapter 4: How the Mind Influences User-Tablet Communication Chapter 5: Tablets as a Form of Screen Learning Chapter 6: Tablets as a Form of "Hands-On" Learning Chapter 7: User-Tablet Communication - A Complete Model