It began in the 1960s with Ivan Sutherland of Stanford University experimented with computer graphics and wrote a software program called SketchPad while working toward his doctoral degree making his computer manipulate engineering drawings.
The early adopters who are knowledgeable, excited and experts at using the electronic tablets.
Administrators, Educators and stakeholders who invest in implementing the tablets in the school and integrating it in the curriculum.
Timeline of Innovation Innovation of Decision Time Frame Knowledge 1989 Introduction of the GRiD Systems became the first to offer a portable tablet computer called the GriDPad. But in 2001 Bill Gates introduced Windows XP. Persuasion 2006 The development of other portable tablet devices such as e-readers, to compete in the technology market. Decision 2006-2010 The social media advances and the education upgrades. Implementation 2007 – 2011 A rise in the adoption of electronic tablets such as the iPad have increased in recent years. Confirmation 2010 – 2011 The confirmation comes with the increase use of Apple ‘s iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and Motorola Xoom
The key change agents that will influence the innovation of the android tablets would be stake holders in education system. The educators, media specialists, administrators and IT education developers that have adopted the android tablets in the classroom.
The desire to obtain this new innovation increases. The early adopters have a “sequential interdependence effect on later adopters” (Rogers, 2003).
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