iPads are a total new frontier in technology, it occupies a new space of it, it is undefined to a degree, is in a category almost entirely of its own (in a different class from all the other tablet PC’s anyway), but it isn’t a fad and is likely to be a significant piece of technology for quite a long time. The space it takes in the spectrum of technology is somewhere between the mobile space of phones and iPods, and the portable space where laptops and netbooks are nestled. Now there is a new space in this spectrum that is covered by the iPad itself. We will call this space, for the span of this article anyway, the Realm of the iPad. Although the iPad does pretty much what all these other devices do (such as cell-phones in that it provides communication, netbooks, laptops in the way that it is a portable computing device, and iPods because, well its pretty much an enlarged iPod with more capabilities), it also offers so much more.
Learning with the iPad is customizable, meaning it can fit your learning curve or structure so is very personal. It is acknowledged that the traditional method of learning is becoming redundant, there is a search for a new, adaptable way of learning and the iPads approach just might be the answer.
Teachers and lecturers are searching for new ways to tackle the issue of this approach that’s rapidly becoming useless and there is a need for a transformation, in which the iPad could play a very significant role.