The Use of Tablets in Secondary Schools and Its Relationship with Computer Literacy

  title={The Use of Tablets in Secondary Schools and Its Relationship with Computer Literacy},
  author={Kerstin Drossel and Birgit Eickelmann},
The use of new technologies has become increasingly important in the light of the rapid technological progress made in what is commonly referred to as the digital age. Schools are now facing the challenge of imparting digital competencies to their students in order to ensure their participation in the society. In this context, mobile technologies do not seem to be used on a regular basis in schools. The present paper aims to identify the relationship between the frequency of tablet computer use… 

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