[Offtopic] Netbooks/Laptops/Notebooks program Year 7 next year

Dr Paul Chandler paul.chandler at une.edu.au
Fri Oct 30 11:26:13 EST 2009

> Oddly enough students that currently take home expensive musical
> instruments

I have heard it argued that musical instruments are 'optional' whereas
taking possession of a laptop may not be, so at the level of 'parental
choice' there is a difference between musical instruments and computers. 
This may or may not be true or important for a particular school.

Dr Paul Chandler
Research Fellow
'Multimedia grammatical design and authoring pedagogy' (Kahootz) project,
School of Education, University of New England

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