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TMCNet:  Research and Markets: iPads & Chromebooksin K-12 Schools

[February 25, 2013]

Research and Markets: iPads & Chromebooksin K-12 Schools

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/szsjjt/ipads_and) has announced the addition of the "iPads & Chromebooksin K-12 Schools" report to their offering.

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.

In this report, the authors outline the changes underway in US K-12 classrooms with regard to mobile technology. In particular, the report highlights Apple's iPad and Google's (News - Alert) Chromebook as two potential devices that schools may wish to consider in their mobile technology selection process. The study details key success fctors that are critical when introducing mobile technology into K-12 schools, including infrastructure, device management, software updates, technical support, deployment and management, and pricing/total cost of ownership. Additionally, the report highlights Apple and Google's unique approaches to the K-12 education market in terms of the applications they offer, their security and malware protection, and likely future plans for both vendors in this market.

The paper concludes with an assessment of the capabilities offered by Apple and Google in the education market, along with recommendations for success based on discussions with education leaders who have successfully deployed iPads and Chromebooks in their schools and districts.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

- Acer

- Adobe (News - Alert)

- AirWatch

- Apple

- ARM

- Auburn School District

- Cambridge

- CDW

- Cisco (News - Alert)

- Council Bluffs Community School District

- DK

- Duke

- E.O. Wilson Foundation

- Fond du Lac School District

- Google

- Grace Lutheran School

- Gumdrop

- Hapara

- Harvard

- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

- HP

- Intel

- Khan Academy

- KIPP LA Schools

- Lenovo (News - Alert)

- Maine Learning Technology Initiative

- McGraw-Hill

- Meraki

- Microsoft

- MobileIron

- Netflix

- Oxford

- Pearson

- Prey

- Rosetta Stone

- Samsung

- SOTI

- Stanford

- State Educational Technology Directors Association

- Stoneware

- Zeeland Public Schools

- Zenprise (News - Alert)

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/szsjjt/ipads_and


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