We now know the staggering results of these and other questions thanks to a report from T-Mobile. They showcased a handful of schools who are deploying devices and connected learning as part of a recent gathering in Washington, D.C.
After examining the below infographic, the highlighted school initiatives, and the report from T-Mobile, it becomes clear that mobile learning is more than just the future. It’s the present. There is a huge flux of students using devices to enhance learning right now.
- Every student is going to be using mobile learning by the year 2016
- The biggest issue right now is bandwidth. Networks just simply can’t keep up with the growth of mobile learning
- Only 2.8% of the massive $8 billion textbook market is spent on e-textbooks. That’s bonkers. Imagine how many startups will continue to enter this space as that little percentage continues to creep up.
- Many homes are still not broadband-connected. About a third aren’t.
What Technology Deployers Are Saying
With mobile learning technology and initiatives, we can keep our at-risk kids in school and improve their chances for success in the future.
- Kenneth Crowell, Executive Director, GOAL Academy
Increasingly, we have come to realize that mobile broadband devices, like tablets, have the potential to deliver the capability and connectivity to make digital education and true 21st century learning a reality. As we looked to meet the needs of our students, we wanted to remove the boundaries associated within the traditional classroom while also utilizing the existing technology that we have – from smartboards and digital projectors to current eLearning curriculum.
– Dr. Rich Newman, Principal, Monterey Ridge Elementary
We are proud to be one of the first programs in the state of Indiana to have embraced the shift toward digital education with 24/7 connectivity. The connectivity made possible through this unique partnership with T-Mobile allows teachers to go beyond traditional instruction and move beyond the walls of the classroom.
– Dr. Jan Combs, Associate Superintendent, Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township