Thursday, April 08, 2010

Touchscreen use and trends

Yesterday’s press release from Gartner Research highlighted a new study’s findings: "What we're going to see is the younger generation beginning to use touchscreen computers ahead of enterprises," said Leslie Fiering, research vice president at Gartner. "By 2015, we expect more than 50 percent of PCs purchased for users under the age of 15 will have touchscreens, up from fewer than 2 percent in 2009."

The ReadWriteWeb blog has a commentary and some discussion on this report, too. It says that Gartner is "predicting over half of U.S. schools will specify touch and/or pen input within the next 5 years."

Share your reactions and join the discussion on that blog, on Mashable’s or on this one. How do you think increased use of Touchscreens will impact education?

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