The tablets arrived this past week, the initial response has been positive. Learn a bit more about Tablet PCs here.
There is also and entire section on the blog that covers more than just the tablets, but also the related software and additional benefits tablets have to offer for both inside and outside healthcare. BD
The teaching fellows for Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science” each received a free tablet PC laptop from the Microsoft Corporation last Tuesday—a donation valued at more than $70,000 in total.
The computers—which the TFs will be allowed to keep for personal use once the course is over—are one of several corporate donations engineered by the course’s instructor, David J. Malan ’99.
According to Shafeen Charania, the director of marketing in Microsoft’s education product group, Microsoft agreed to donate a tablet PC to each of the course’s TFs “to facilitate better teaching outcomes and help students effectively visualize the concepts of computer science.”
The tablet computers are not the only thing that CS50 has received from technology companies this year as a result of Malan’s efforts.
Amazon.com has provided students in CS50 access to their own server space independent of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ server, which has allowed the course to create “virtual machines” on Amazon’s physical servers.
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