Handheld Devices are Ready-At-Hand

Elliot Soloway, Cathleen Norris, Phyllis Blumenfeld, Barry Fishman, Joseph Krajcik, Ron Marx

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Like its predecessors - the pencil, paper, and calculator - computers must be within arm's reach, mobile, and palm-accessible in order to make a difference in the classroom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Soloway, E., Norris, C., Blumenfeld, P., Fishman, B., Krajcik, J., & Marx, R. (2001). Handheld Devices are Ready-At-Hand. Communications of the ACM, 44(6), 15-20. https://doi.org/10.1145/376134.376140