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IT majors and teachers who want to use the latest technology are going to find it a little harder than usual when it comes to buying a new computer.
It’s expected that more than 50 per cent of new models sold will have to be replaced because of bugs or flaws, according to a report released Thursday by the National Computer Assn.
The problem could cost a student more than $2,000.
“It’s going to be an expensive process,” said John R. Kelly, executive vice-president of the Computer Assns.
“But it’s something we’re all going to have to do.
It will make it much harder.”
The computer industry, which has seen an average annual price increase of about 15 per cent for computer hardware since 2011, has warned that the number of students being taught by computers is on the rise and that teachers are struggling to keep up.
A number of the industry’s major players are already saying that they’re putting the brakes on sales, but others have suggested that they might not do that until they can see that sales are going down.
As a result, there will be a lot more competition in the market for teachers.
In addition to the computer industry and its members, there are teachers who are using tablets and other gadgets.
In November, Ontario’s Ministry of Education reported that the province’s computer-related schools received nearly $4.6 million in IT equipment and supplies.
The province has spent $3.7 million since 2009 on the purchase of equipment.
“I think that we’ve seen a pretty big change in how the industry is looking at IT,” said Jason M. Kelly of the University of Guelph, who is also the president of the Canadian Computer Society.
“The last time we saw a massive shift in this direction was when the iPad became available in 2014.”
A number, if not all, of the major brands are now selling tablets in Canada and internationally.
The big players include Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Lenovo.
The new iPads, as well as the iPhone 6 and the iPad mini, are expected to make a big impact on how computers are being taught in schools, said John L. Campbell, an associate professor at the University at Buffalo’s business school.
He believes that the iPad will make teaching easier, because it has a touch-sensitive touchscreen, making it easier to type, and because it will allow teachers to get out of the classroom and into the world without having to take a laptop.
In the past, teachers would go into a classroom and get on a tablet, he said.
But the new iPads have been designed to have a larger screen, making the teacher’s hand more visible to the class.
And the screen can be used to show information about the students or the materials that are being used.
“What I’m hearing is, the iPad has really made it easier for teachers to bring their students into the classroom,” said Campbell.
“They’re actually seeing a lot of the same things that teachers do.
The teachers are able to make more creative use of the iPad.
They’re able to show what they’ve got in the classroom to students.
It just makes it a lot easier for them to have more interaction.”
The new iPad has been designed with the use of touch-screens in mind, so teachers can easily show students things they haven’t seen before.
Campbell said that teachers have been using iPads for more than three years, so it’s not surprising that they’ve noticed a big difference.
The tablets have the same look and feel as the old iPads, and teachers are very comfortable using them, he added.
“There’s just a lot less pressure, which I think will make teachers feel more comfortable teaching with them.”
A growing number of schools are now offering iPads for free or at a discounted price.
In some cases, the schools are allowing teachers to keep the tablets as part of their program.
For example, in Vancouver’s North End school, a teacher has been using the iPads for a year and a half and is now paying $4 for the software.
The teacher said that her students don’t even notice the difference in terms of their ability to learn, and that they use the tablets in a similar manner to the way that students use laptops.
Kelly said that while the iPad’s price is higher than some of the other devices on the market, there’s a lot to love about it.
“If you’re in the middle of a big learning environment and you’re doing an exam and you can’t take the iPad because of the screen, I don’t think that that’s an excuse,” he said, adding that there’s an advantage to having it in the room.
“For me, the biggest issue is that there are so many other apps out there.”
In some schools, teachers are starting to switch from textbooks to iPads because of what they’re learning on the iPad, said Kelly.
“Teachers are seeing the value of iPads in terms and the fact