This is my report topic for college and after my interview with my teacher about why I picked Android tablets as a reliable educational tool for college students, I'm really hyped up about Android and I have been a heavy Android user since 2009. Now I'm in my senior year in college and I have gotten quite the experience using my Asus Transformer Pad 300 on mostly word processing, using the college online resources via the Web and media consumption.
But now I'm stuck with my thesis statement and trying to prove how Android tablets can be efficient and reliable as educational tools -- even over the iPad. I just hope anyone on the forums can give me their experience or opinions proving my thesis statement for my report.
The only thing I see android being better in college over the iPad would be in its open file system and the use of a a stylus (Galaxy Note)
Most people in my college use an iPad for reading, doing word documents and. Surfing the web, something that complicates a bit is if you need to show a presentation the next day, you can't use Apples Keynote because its not compatible with some PowerPoint functions, and I barely think that there are apps that turn your iPad into a "USB" so you can put in there anything you want, so they go the easy way, buy a USB an put the PowerPoint presentation in it.
My math teacher while leaving class work, sits down with his Galaxy Note 10.1 and starts drawing on top of the PDF of our printed activity, Samsung input is precise and converts the math expressions making them look nicer, at the end shows us the answers of the edited PDF. Sure you can buy a fat stylus and try it with an iPad, but the simple and precise Samsung way of turning your drawings into well written things, it just kills me.
Otherwise, if Apple tomorrow comes out with a Stylus iPad model, and Microsoft releases an Office for iOS, maybe these reasons why Android is better than iPad for some key things for education might be gone.
P.S iOS apps are more stylish and user friendly.
answered Feb 25 '13 at 22:36
I would say Android has apps which are specific to Android and may be able to do certain things on the tablet that iPad can't, due to iOS restrictions. It's more accessible as far as customization's and changing settings, also better at working with Windows.
I wouldn't say it was better as an educational tool over iPad but in Androids defense, there's a few points to start with maybe.
answered Feb 25 '13 at 17:35