"Mobile computing has taken over. The higher education community already knows that, but Adobe’s recent report, The State of Mobile Benchmark, uncovered some amazing statistics about the stunning growth of tablets, the true impact of smarthphone proliferation and the future of digital content.
The study goes into great detail and offers suggestions for how any organization with a web presence can act on the report’s findings. Here are a few key takeaways that are particularly pertinent to higher education:"
Well, that didn’t take long. Steve Jobs announced the iPad in 2010, and the computing landscape hasn’t been the same since. Just as smartphones seemed poised to dominate mobile computing for the foreseeable future, tablets disrupted an already unsettled technology environment.
Tablets are now driving more traffic web traffic than smartphones. This means that tablet users are more engaged and active on their devices. According to Adobe, “Internet users view 70% more pages per visit when browsing on a tablet vs. a smartphone.” That’s an impressive number and a strong indicator that colleges should be preparing tablet-friendly experiences for their websites and course materials. Tablets handle desktop websites better than smartphones and don’t always require apps to offer students and faculty advanced functionality. Responsive HTML5 websites will go a long way toward satisfying tablet users on campus.
Via EDTC@UTB, Miloš Bajčetić