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Going Mobile in the PreK-12 School Market

  • Publication Date:March 2011
  • Publisher:Simba Information
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:98

Going Mobile in the PreK-12 School Market

This brand new publication from Simba Information applies Simba's time-tested analytics to the new area of mobile applications in the PreK-12 learning market to provide crucial business and market intelligence on this emerging segment of the school market. Simba Information is partnering with leading education market research firm MCH Strategic Data to conduct a survey of public school- and district-level administrators on their current use of and their plans for implementing new mobile technologies, including, laptops, netbooks, tablet computers such as iPads, smartphones and personal digital assistants.

Survey topics include:

  • Student usage of mobile technologies for educational purposes by grade levels
  • Implementation plans for mobile technologies
  • Primary uses of mobile technology for education by grade level
  • Disciplines and types of content most often used on mobile devices
  • Funding sources
  • Methodology
  • Executive Summary
  • Chapter 1: Mobile Technology on the Rise
    • Mobile Technology Is Coming to Education
    • What Is Mobile Technology?
    • Netbooks and Mini-Notebooks Join Laptops
    • Tablet Computers: iPads and More
    • Smartphones Are Replacing PDAs
    • iPod Touch and E-Readers Move into Schools
    • Future May Be Multiple Devices
    • Reasons for the Growth of Mobile Technology
  • Chapter 2: Mobile Technology Use in Schools
    • Overview
    • Access Moves Beyond Early Adopters
    • Desire to Raise Student Engagement Drives Mobile Strategy
    • Laptops and Netbooks Are Widely Used
    • Devices Usually Distributed for Specific Purposes
    • Time Spent with Mobile Technology Is Limited
    • Mobile Technology Used for Whole Class and Small Group Instruction
    • Devices are Used Across Subject Areas
    • Content Accessed Is Software Programs and More
    • Decision to Purchase Made at District Level
    • Funding May be Federal, State or Local
    • Table 2.1: Percentage of Students that have Classroom Access to Mobile Technology
    • Table 2.2: Primary Reason for Implementing Mobile Technology
    • Table 2.3: Devices Used by Students for Educational Purposes
    • Table 2.4: Mobile Device Availability
    • Table 2.5: Student-Use of Own Technology During School Day
    • Table 2.6: Hours in a Typical School Day Mobile Technology Is Used
    • Table 2.7: Primary Educational Purpose When Using Mobile Technology
    • Table 2.8: Subjects for Which Students are Using Mobile Technology
    • Table 2.9: Content Being Accessed by Students Using Mobile Technology
    • Table 2.10: Where Funding Decisions Are Made
    • Table 2.11: Primary Funding Tapped in 2010-2011 to Provide Mobile Technology
    • Table 2.12: Primary Funding Expected to be Tapped in 2011-2012
    • Table 2.13: Single Factor Primarily Responsible for Holding Back Use of Mobile Technology for Educational Purposes
  • Chapter 3: Implications of Mobile Technology
    • Implementations Present Multiple Technology Challenges
    • Choosing How to Manage, Control and Maintain
    • Beginning with a Strong Base
    • Budgetary and Financing Issues are Varied
    • Costs Associated with Implementing a Mobile Strategy
    • Budget Concerns Prompt Bring-Your-Own-Initiatives
    • Implications Loom Large for Publishers and Content Providers
    • Where the Content will Come From
    • Tools Augment Content
    • Mobile Apps Supplementing Text and Online Resource
    • Content Competition Spurs Publishers
    • Product Development Is Different for Mobile
    • Mobile Learning Devices' Effect on Other Market Trends
    • How Schools Change When Mobile Learning Arrives
    • Classroom Management Needs to be Addressed
    • Impact on Learning Seems Positive
    • How Teaching and Learning Change with Mobile
    • Training Must Accompany Implementation
    • When Students Bring Their Own
    • Equity and Safety Are Ongoing Concerns
  • Chapter 4: Case Studies
    • Littleton, Colo.: Using Netbooks to Improve Writing
    • Pulaski, Wis.: iPod Touches, Flexible and Inexpensive
    • Canby, Ore.: iPads, Toward 1:1 Computing
    • St. Marys, Ohio: Smartphones Become Integral to Classroom Life
    • Katy, Texas: Mixed Technology Implementation
    • Vail, Ariz.: Two 1:1 Mobile High Schools Lead the Effort
    • Eau Clair, Wis.: The Start-Up Phase
    • Forsyth County, Ga.: BYOT Program Takes Off 'Like Wildfire'
    • Dysart, Ga.: Early Days of BYOT
  • Chapter 5: Conclusions and Outlook
    • Appendix: Survey Response Detail
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