You will read online that Apple used to have a 94% market share of E-learning devices in classrooms. We can back this up, for many years, 95% of the classroom devices we insured and financed were Apple iPads. As of January 2018, this is down to 50%. The Apple iPad is having serious competition from Google Chromebooks and other android devices. They have an excellent suite of Apps and the pricing of Chromebooks is highly competitive compared to the iPad.
The trend is clear. A 90% increase in uptake of Chromebook devices is testimony to their functionality and competitive pricing.
Google has become a fixture in classrooms around the world:
- 70 million teachers and students use G Suite for education on a daily basis.
- 20 million Chromebooks are being used in classrooms around the world.
- The reasons for this are also clear – Google offers a range of tools which are simple to use yet powerful.
- Furthermore we are seeing more of a shift towards web-based content and learning mechanisms as opposed to app based delivery.