BLOG: Using Technology to Make Learning Easier

August 6, 2014 - 12:54
Author Name: 
Waylon Raether

Technology has pervaded the classroom. Presentations are done on PowerPoint, lectures are given through podcasts, and notes are often seen being typed out by students on their laptops. IPads and other tablets have become extremely popular for taking notes and may offer more than most realize in terms of apps and general usability for the classroom.

When you take your UNLV Continuing Education class, you will find a tablet offers a wide variety of tools to help in the classroom. However, the touchscreen of a tablet may deter some from using it as a means for note taking. While the screen is very sensitive and accurate, there are alternatives for those who prefer using a standard keyboard. Keyboard attachments are available that convert a tablet into a normal feeling laptop, with all the functionality of the touchscreen still remaining. 

Whether or not a tablet is up your alley, Continuing Education also offers a course on the basics of Microsoft Office and individual courses on Word, Excel, and Photoshop. Our computer labs are equipped with Windows PCs and Apple computers. Learning these programs will help you go a long way in organizing your personal and educational life. While the courses are taught on desktop computers, what you learn is transferable to both laptops and tablets alike.

With the growth of technology permeating everything in our daily lives, our work, and our education, it is a good idea to get up to speed on how to use it. Visit our Computers & Technology website to see all of Continuing Education's offerings in this area.