Many factors are contributing to the increase of Macs and iPads being used in K-12 education.
Thanks to user preference and the app ecosystem of Apple, adoption of iPad and Mac devices have been increasing in K-12 education according to JAMF Software. The reported increase in Apple adoption rates is based on the results from the second annual JAMF Software survey of IT professionals in K-12 education organizations.
The growth in popularity of iPads and Macs in the classroom is attributed to the rich app ecosystem of Apple, native security features, user preference and overall appeal, and a reduction of costs that are associated with maintenance of the devices. Some of the key findings of the JAMF Software report include:
- 94 percent of respondents said that their schools supported Mac computers while only 89 percent supported PCs and 36 percent supported Chromebooks.
- 97 percent of respondents said that their schools supported iPads while 35 percent supported Android tablets and 32 percent supported Windows tablets.
- 61 percent of respondents say that Mac products are much easier to manage than other computer platforms and 67 percent said that iPad is easier to manage than other tablets.
- K-12 respondents reported an increase in the usage of Macs and iPads in 2015.
- 77 percent of respondents said that Mac is more secure than other computer products and 80 percent said that iPads are more secure than other tablet products.
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