Tablets: The Future Of Education

“(O)ur share of tablets in education is 94%. I mean, it’s sort of unheard of. I’ve never seen a market share that high before. ~ Tim Cook

Which Computing Form Factor Is Most Likely To Dominate Education?

Handicapped students.Phones? No way. Too small.

Notebooks? Possible. They’re so much smaller and lighter these days. And they can be easily carried to and fro and set up on desktops.

Tablets? Far more likely. Tablets can be used in so very, many, more ways than notebooks can and they can be also used as a notebook, if required. The most flexible, the least expensive, the most likely choice for education.

Which Operating System Is Most Likely To Dominate Education?

Student holding digital tabletWindows? Not likely. First, Microsoft is still not making a true tablet. More fool they. Second, Microsoft’s tablet products are woefully behind in the app software market.

Android? Not likely. Security, anyone? No true tablet software. And putting your entire school’s data in the hands of the world’s largest advertising agency? Android’s chances seem highly dubious.

iOS? Far ahead already. Massive lead in education-specific software. Apple’s business model promotes user privacy and device security. The winner so far. The most probable winner in the near term.

If You Grow Up Using An Apple iPad In School, When You Graduate What Will You Want To Use At Work?

beauty childI haven’t seen any one talking about this, but if the current generation grows up using Apple iPads in school, what long-term effect will that have on their computing preferences?

The answer seems obvious. And the implications could be profound.

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John Kirk

John R. Kirk is a recovering attorney. He has also worked as a financial advisor and a business coach. His love affair with computing started with his purchase of the original Mac in 1985. His primary interest is the field of personal computing (which includes phones, tablets, notebooks and desktops) and his primary focus is on long-term business strategies: What makes a company unique; How do those unique qualities aid or inhibit the success of the company; and why don’t (or can’t) other companies adopt the successful attributes of their competitors?

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