Understanding the Value of Touch when Choosing a Device

During the Fall of 2017, Acer hired our team of researchers, authors, technical producers and designers to explore how learning in the modern classroom requires reimagining both how students use technology and the student computing device itself. Neither a traditional laptop nor a stand-alone tablet alone can meet the many needs of the typical K–12 student who shifts between activities as varied as typing a research paper to capturing and creating media to collaborating with their peers. Over the past few years, the appearance of touch-based, convertible laptops is beginning to change the definition of effective learning with technology. With a touchscreen and a stylus, students interact with their devices much as they would with paper and pencil. At the same time, students can leverage the full power of digital resources and connectivity to improve when, how, and what they learn.

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