A new survey, reported on recently at Apple Insider, offers new evidence of the iPad’s growing momentum in education, and in particular in schools.
A new survey of technology directors in U.S. school districts found that all of them are testing or deploying the iPad in schools, and they expect tablets to outnumber computers in the next five years.
Analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray revealed the results of the small survey of 25 educational technology directors at a conference on the integration of technology in the classroom. The poll found that all of them were utilizing Apple’s iPad in schools, while none were testing or deploying Android-based tablets.
More interesting points from the survey:
– The directors who took part in the survey expect to have more tablets per student than computers in the next five years – and in this case the word tablet might as well be iPad.
– They also expressed the view that the iPad allows for individualized learning better than a traditional computer.
– iPads are being used to supplement computers – not replace them.
My 8 year old daughter’s class is using netbooks this year. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn that I think iPads would be much better for them.
What do you all think? Will we be seeing more iPads and fewer computers in classrooms over the next five years? If so, is that a good thing?