Mobile Learning Report Card (Infographic)

Quick mobile learning facts in this industry report card from T-Mobile

  • The US trails other nations in mobile learning adoption
  • $8 Billion is spent each year on K-12 textbooks in the US
  • 2.8% of the estimated $8M textbook market is #ebooks
  • 56% of schools/libraries plan to implement/expand digital textbook use
  • 45% of schools/libraries to implement/expand wireless devices for #mlearning
  • 100% of students will have digital text books within the next five years
  • One third of Americans have NOT adopted broadband at home
  • 100% of K12 students will use mobile handheld devices by 2016

Mobile Learning Report Card (Infographic) - Kevin Corbett

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A long-time technology enthusiast who, in the mid 80's, thought the internet might be something that would catch-on, so he taught himself programming. That started him on a very satisfying road as a course developer, trainer, online teacher and elearning evangelist. Thirty years later, he fancies himself to be a "futurist" and "thought leader".... those thoughts are more about learning that doesn't involve expensive technology and a vision of the future that makes education more critical than ever! More information at:

3 Responses to “Mobile Learning Report Card (Infographic)”

  1. Eric S.

    I find it astounding that ebooks are having a difficult time penetrating the textbook market — especially seeing as Amazon is more Kindle books than paperback and hardcover combined.

    I wonder if this because of resistance by textbook publishers to translate their content to a new medium or something else?

  2. Kevin Corbett

    A good question Eric. So many publishers are (and have been) publishing their textbooks with digital versions online with a username/pw to access. My guess is it’s not the digital translation that is an issue but, the politics of hardware standards and maintaining a beneficial financial arrangement over the control of distribution. .. I’d be curious to hear what others think. Thank you.

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