News | Educators Weigh iPad’s Dominance of Tablet Market
While some regions and countries are still developing a strategy for the use of tablets in education, in the US, educators are looking at the impact of the use of iPads in school, and considering what the next “thing” in education would be. Some interesting statistics and implications of the use of iPads, in education, in various US school districts.
By the end of this calendar year, total shipments for tablet computing devices in the U.S. education marketplace are expected to exceed 3.5 million units—a 46 percent increase over 2012, indicated Mr. Mainelli, who explained that the research is proprietary and declined to name the runners-up in the tablet race. The figure covers tablets in higher education and K-12, but colleges and universities account for a much smaller proportion because, at that level, most are personal devices.