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Insights: Devices used by students 2018

To better understand our users, we collect data to track what devices they use DigiExam with. This data has great value for us since it enables us to respond fast to shifts in OS adoption, as well as be confident when it is time to deprecate older platforms.

With this information at hand, we would like to pay it forward by sharing some of the insights with other people working in the EdTech space, as it can be valuable to know what devices you have to target when building an application for schools.

Platforms used by students

The data set consists of 152 242 devices from 16 different regions that has submitted logs from our Windows, iPad, Chromebook or macOS applications. Major part of the data points are from Sweden, followed by Iceland, Canada, New Zealand, and Israel in size. The US is excluded from the data since it is stored in a separate data set.

All data points have been collected in the last 180 days; after that, this data is automatically anonymized. Anonymization strips the device identifier which is required for the statistics.

Platform usage by students statistics 2018

Conclusions

Windows devices are popular for both Higher Education and K-12, hardly anything surprising there.

Chromebooks are the second most popular devices on K-12 schools, while it is non-existing on Higher Education. It is worth mentioning is that the  data is affected by the fact that Chromebooks need to be centrally managed by the school in order to be usable for our application, and that Higher Education is almost exclusively bring-your-own-device.

macOS devices are very popular in Higher Education while they are less popular on K-12 schools. The cause of this is probably that 1:1 computing programs are common on K-12 schools, while the general policy on Higher Education is bring-your-own-device.

iOS devices are similar to Chromebooks in that they are more popular on K-12 schools than on Higher Education. On K-12, it has a considerate share of the devices while on Higher Education the usage is neglectable.

Looking at the data emphasizes the need to understand what platforms to target for which age group in EdTech. Our approach to target all four platforms with a cross-platform client seems to have paid off to get a high adoption rate of the service. We hope that the insight this data provides can help you take a decision on what platforms to target for your service.

Feel free to reach out to me at robin.andersson@digiexam.com if you have any questions about this data or want to know more.

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