Global Tablet Shipments on Track to Surpass Total PC Shipments by 2015 [#mLearning]

Today we don’t get to decide which device learners use to access our Learning - slide used in my mobile learning workshop

Today we don’t get to decide which device learners use to access our Learning – slide used in my mobile learning workshop

According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the shift from traditional Personal Computers to Mobile Devices continues forward faster than expected, and with no slowing down in sight.

This naturally bodes well for all who follow the mobile learning revolution, but it also puts enormous pressure on learning designers to develop learning that can be consumed beyond just the desktop computer.

As I say in my presentations and workshops, today we don’t get to decide which devices learners use to access our learning.

“What started as a sign of tough economic times has quickly shifted to a change in the global computing paradigm with mobile being the primary benefactor,” said Ryan Reith, Program Manager for IDC’s Mobility Trackers. “Tablets surpassing portables in 2013, and total PCs in 2015, marks a significant change in consumer attitudes about compute devices and the applications and ecosystems that power them. IDC continues to believe that PCs will have an important role in this new era of computing, especially among business users. But for many consumers, a tablet is a simple and elegant solution for core use cases that were previously addressed by the PC.”

via IDC Forecasts Worldwide Tablet Shipments to Surpass Portable PC Shipments in 2013, Total PC Shipments in 2015 – prUS24129713.

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About RJ Jacquez

My name is RJ Jacquez, Mobile Learning Analyst and Consultant, helping companies understand the potential of Mobile and make a successful transition from eLearning to mLearning in their organizations. Also a Mobile Learning Evangelist, Podcasting and Blogging the Mobile Learning Revolution as it happens. Before that, I worked for Adobe Systems and Macromedia as a Senior Evangelist. I'm honored to be among great company in the following lists and articles: 1) mLearning’s game changers: Who’s on your dream team? (http://t.co/7j5KoylW) 2) Top 25 Most Influential Bloggers in Technical Communications (http://bit.ly/a8ooZC) 3) Top 20 most influential tweeters in eLearning, training and HR (http://bit.ly/KCOjqf). 4) I was also mentioned in this article on Why Every Company Needs a Robert Scoble (infographic) for my work as an Adobe Evangelist (http://bit.ly/v0IMHs). Please follow me on Twitter @rjacquez
  • Phil Cowcill

    I like that message “we don’t get to decide which devices learners use to access our learning”. While I think that still happens, the shift to global access to learning is happening. It’s a new mind set that has to take over. Good thought RJ.

    • rjacquez

      Hi Phil, thank you much for your comment, I appreciate your kind words. This has always resonated well with my students and I’m glad you see the shift happening, too. I agree with you on the mindset bit too and I think this is something we need to embrace fully as we transition from eLearning to mLearning. Thanks again and congrats to you and your students, who are graduating this year. Keep up the great work!