A Terrible Track Record for Classroom Tablets

Bill Gates:

Just giving people devices, that has a really terrible track record. You really have to change the curriculum and the teacher and those things, and it’s never going to work on a device where you don’t have keyboard-type input. I mean, students aren’t there just to read things — they’re supposed to actually be able to write and communicate, and so this is a lot more in the PC realm.

It’s quite ironic that the tablet PC, which Bill Gates championed for many years, with keyboard, trackpad, and stylus had a dismal track record in and out of the classroom.

I wholeheartedly agree with Bill Gates that it takes more than just a high tech gizmo to reinvent education, but… a physical keyboard is required to write and communicate?