Understanding the Obstacles of Using Tablet as a Learning Tool in Primary Schools from Teachers’ Perceptions

  • Xiaolei LiEmail author
  • Allan H. K. Yuen
  • Wenting Zou
Conference paper


With the development of using tablets instead of traditional (nontouch screen) notebook computer in the classrooms, it is raised concern in education how to enhance the effectiveness of using tablets in teaching and learning. In this study, it provides a significant framework included four main obstacles of using tablet as a learning tool related to schools, teachers, parents, and students that are studied with grounded theory. Furthermore, the purpose of this study is to explore teachers’ perceptions of teaching and students’ engagement that occurs as a result of using tablet as a learning tool in the classrooms.


Tablet Learning tool Obstacles Teachers’ perceptions Primary schools 



This study is a part of the public policy research project entitled ‘Digital Divide in Education: An Experiential Understanding’ (HKU7032-PPR-12) funded by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Hong Kong SAR Government. The research team would like to thank the participating students, teachers, school principals, and parents for their valuable contribution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.CCC Heep Woh Primary SchoolKowloonHong Kong

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