Tablet Computers and Smartphones in the Classroom

Open Colleges has a new interesting infographic on its news page informED. The Teacher's Apple shows how tablet computers and smartphones made their ways into the classroom and which manufacturer is in the lead in the battle to capture the education sector.

A decade ago, electronics and cell phones in the classroom were considered little more than a distraction. Today, new devices such as tablet computers and smartphones are changing this perception. Educators are finding innovative ways to supplement their lectures with the newest technology, and students are beginning to see their devices as essential components of their college experience.

Naturally, major device manufacturers are now battling for dominance in the field. […] we explore how Apple is winning the battle for education technology and what gives them the edge over the sizable competition in the market.