[teknoids] Recommendations to 1Ls on Tablets? Surface?

Lee, Grace Grace.Lee at nyls.edu
Thu Jun 12 12:42:56 EDT 2014

Hi everyone:

We recommend only laptops. I am seeing more students coming in with tablets and a keyboard.

Anecdotally, I was proctoring an exam in the Fall and during the course of the exam, I heard about a student who had a problem with Examsoft on their tablet - it locked up, and I guess rebooting didn't solve the issue, so they used a blue book for the remainder of the exam.

Grace E. Lee, Emerging Technologies Librarian
The Mendik Library, New York Law School
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From: teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Ian K. Brown
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Subject: [teknoids] RE: Recommendations to 1Ls on Tablets? Surface?

Since we are an ExamSoft school and the version we use only runs on a Pc or Mac, those are the only platforms that we recommend. We don't recommend any particular brands/models, even though our campus bookstore sells Dell laptops.

We usually tell students that even if they decide to go with a tablet, they would still need a laptop for exams.

The new Surface Pro looks like an interesting option and seems promising but it's still too early to make a call on it.

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From: teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu<mailto:teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu> [mailto:teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Bohl, Phillip C.
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Subject: [teknoids] Recommendations to 1Ls on Tablets? Surface?

We do not recommend any kind of tablet to incoming 1Ls.  Our recommendations are pretty much limited to a Dell laptop or an Apple Macbook Pro.

Is anyone suggesting a different primary computing platform?  I am not sure what to think about the Microsoft Surface.  I don't trust 'em ... no other reason but the fact that I know very little about them.  Windows RT is a bit scary to me for the same reason.


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