Report: Apple Device Adoption Increasing in K-12 Education
Adoption of Mac and iPad devices is increasing in K-12 education, driven
primarily by the app ecosystem and user preference, according to a new report
from JAMF Software.
The report, "2015
Survey: Managing Apple Devices in Education," is based on the results of
JAMF Software's second annual survey of IT professionals in K-12 education
The report attributes the growth in popularity of Macs and iPads in the
classroom to "Apple’s rich app ecosystem, overall appeal and user
preference, native security features, and the reduction of overall costs
associated with device maintenance."
Key findings from the report:
- 94 percent of respondents said their schools support Mac computers, while
89 percent support PCs and 36 percent support Chromebooks;
- 97 percent of respondents said their schools support iPads, while 35
percent support Android tablets and 32 percent support Windows tablets;
- K-12 respondents reported an increase in the usage of Mac (42 percent)
and iPad (36 percent) in 2015;
- 61 percent of respondents said Mac is easier to manage than other
computer platforms and 67 percent said iPad is easier to manage than other
- 77 percent of respondents said Mac is more secure than other computer
platforms and 80 percent said iPad is more secure than other tablets.
The report is based on a September 2015 survey of nearly 500 IT
professionals and managers from K-12 school districts around the world.
The reports are available as free PDF downloads from the JAMF
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].