PULLMAN, Wash. – Strain on neck muscles increases 3-5 times when using tablet computers compared to sitting with the head in a neutral position, according to recent research by Anita Vasavada at Washington State University. The lowest demand on the neck was when the tablet was in a high propped position.
PULLMAN – Television invaded the classroom 50 years ago, but many teachers held the magic box at arm’s length. It was labeled a distraction and competition. Gradually, academic risk-takers embraced it and proved it to be a useful educational tool.
In the 1980s, computers were the new invader, later ushering in something called the Internet. Today, a tangle of computer technology known as Web 2.0 — wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, podcasts, ePortfolios, RSS feeds and more — is bulling its way in, leaving many overwhelmed.
At WSU Pullman, a series of 45-minute Friday morning workshops, titled “How … » More …