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Pharmacy Students to be Inking Notes and Prescriptions



pharmacy tablet pc Tablet PCs are continuing to make some strong headway in the education space. Take a look at this story from Palm Beach Atlantic University as a good example:

Imagine sketching a diagram on your computer or recording a professor’s lecture in synchrony with his lecture slides. Starting this year, first-year students in Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy will have these educational aides and more with their personal tablet computers.

While laptop computers have been used in pharmacy education and other fields for some years, Dr. Dan Brown, dean of the Gregory School of Pharmacy, noticed that many students who had personal computers preferred to print class handouts and take notes by hand. Dean Brown and Ian Burchette, pharmacy IT specialist, sought a tablet computer solution and found the HP Compaq tc4400 from CDW•G, Inc.

““The tablet computer allows students to capture information the way that they like to learn,” Dean Brown says. ““It allows students to handwrite their notes on the computer. Those who prefer to type can do that in addition to the capability of recreating diagrams on the same set of notes.”

Thanks for the link, Michael.

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