With the proliferation of mobile devices throughout the general population, it is natural for teachers, students, administrators and parents to look for extensions of these tools for K-12 classrooms.
While desktop computers and computer labs have been around for decades, it has only been within the past three-to-four years, and the past 12 months especially, that mobile devices have gained a foothold in the education market, according to Markets Reports Online.
iPads and Chromebooks represent two competing technologies for online education. While iPads have had a significant head start in terms of time-to-market, Chromebooks are quickly catching up, in large part due to their simplistic administration and very low cost.
Both Apple and Google are unveiling new programs and tools for the K-12 education sector, harnessing the vast amount of data and information available through online media for increased student knowledge and exposure to new resources,...| Read more »