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Expected to generate global sales of 12 billion this year.
New applications and lower prices expected for 2011
By next year worldwide units sold expected to increase to 55 million over the current 20 million, and by 2014 figures should reach 208 million. With North America expected to consume 61% of those sales.
How do you label the innovators, from the early adaptors, the early majority, late majority, or laggard when there appears to be an almost immediate consumption of users for an innovation before it even turns one? It is with my best attempt that I will try to categorize these groups
It is expected that the iPad will have amazing growth in the next few years, but it should also be assumed that other companies will produce their version of the tablet computer to retrieve sales that were lost.
If indications of the first two products (iPod, and iPhone) are any indication of the future of iPad. The attempts at producing a similar products will be met with much resistance.
S-Curve chart Days Units Innovators Early Adaptors Early Majority Late Majority Laggards
As with most of the innovation that have been adopted among teachers, the key innovators will be the lead teachers who already tend to learn new technology quickly when it is introduced to their schools.
Remaining teachers ( early adaptors ) tend to gravitate naturally towards innovations as their usefulness is demonstrated by early innovators.
Although the iPad is too new to definitely mark a critical mass point in education, we can assume that it could be a quick process to get the 10-20% of early adaptors suing the technology because of the following reasons.
The rate of sale in the general public since its release.
The already increased use of computers and classroom technology.
Why would the decentralized approach work for the IPad?
The U.S. Department of Education does not yet impose uniformity among all schools and school systems.
Local systems determine the requirements of their district.
Innovation can be piloted through specific schools.
Informal evaluation can be provided from the pilot school and necessary adjustment made prior to diffusing into districts or nationally.
It can be adapted locally for the ends of its’ learning community, as it diffuses.
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