A decade ago, electronics and cell phones in the classroom were considered little more than a distraction. Today, new devices such as tablet computers and smartphones are changing this perception. Educators are finding innovative ways to supplement their lectures with the newest technology, and students are beginning to see their devices as essential components of their college experience.
Naturally, major device manufacturers are now battling for dominance in the field. Below, OpenColleges.edu.au explore how Apple is winning the battle for education technology and what gives them the edge over the sizable competition in the market.
According to Apple, the iPad is its primary device for education, claiming that sales to educators are doubling the number of Macs the company sells to the same market.