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