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"Personal Computing in K-12 Q4 2014 Market Track Report"

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By the next academic year, mobile devices will be available for 1-to-1 computing for half the K-12 student and teacher population in the United States, according to Futuresource Consulting Ltd., a research and forecasting company based in the United Kingdom.

In fact, by calendar year 2016, 54 percent of students and teachers will have access to a school-issued personal computing device, the study projects.

The company also predicts a 10 percent growth in mobile devices in schools in the United States alone, and a 12 percent growth globally.

Chromebooks—which commanded a 39 percent market share in the United States in 2014—overtook Apple's iPads, at 26 percent, as the bestselling device on the market last year, the study found. More than 3 million Chromebooks were shipped last year, according to Futuresource statistics.

Vol. 34, Issue 23, Page 5

Published in Print: March 4, 2015, as Education Technology
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