Mobile Tablet Scheme

A tablet computer or mobile tablet or tablet is a one piece device that provides computing functionality. The one piece is a touch screen through which users interact with the system. Examples include the iPad, Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy. Like other computers, they run applications on an operating system, the most common operating systems being iOS and Android. There are a huge number of applications (apps) available for use on mobile tablets (including an app for Blackboard mobile, which facilitates mobile access to webcourses).

Unfamiliarity with the technology is the main reason given by academic staff for not incorporating mobile technologies into their teaching and learning practices.  To counteract this, the LTTC is making a small number of tablets available to staff who want to experiment with them within the structure of a pedagogically and technologically supported project.

2015 Update!  Places on the 2015 Mobile Learning Project will be shortly available! Keep an eye on DIT all-staff emails or visit the dedicated website at

If you would like any further details, please contact Dr. Frances Boylan (

BLOG! 2014 mobile tablet blog available at

For 2013 blog see