Microsoft Surface was formally launched and is now available in 12 countries. A school in the UK used it for a day; here’s what they did with it:
Such technology opens up a paradigm of interaction that been under-utilized in learning. Surface will probably be the first in a long line of products that include software and hardware for touch and gestures. While the interaction paradigm is still relatively similar to that of a graphic display, the ability to directly manipulate objects with touch is a great improvement over using a mouse pointer. It’ll only get better from here.
Now it’s time for us to imagine and implement what integrated touch/display interfaces will do for learning.