Tablets Will Make the Old Fashion Book Bag Extinct
Techies say in five years, each student will have a tablet
When Piper Jaffray surveyed 25 educational directors at a conference on integrating technology in the classroom, he found that schools are giving the OK for iPads in schools, and the phenomenon may be as drastic as 1 tablet per student within five years.
Although his sample is small, in note to his clients, he writes: “so is the population of IT decision makers in the education field in the U.S.”
Among his findings, Jaffray discovered that each technology director was testing or deploying iPads in their schools. None of them said the same for Android tablets. Their schools had an average of one computer for every 10 students and nearly half (12) expect to eventually deploy one computer per child. More than a third (9) expect to deploy on tablet per child; one of them already does.
His surveyed also showed that schools have an overwhelming preference of Apple devices than any other device.
“We also see a trend in education (which is mirrored in the enterprise) that familiarity with Apple devices among students (or employees) is causing a demand pull within institutions to also provide Apple devices,” he wrote.
Take a look at the results here.