Tech savvy students
Gone are the days of writing your notes during lectures on paper. According to Presda Electronics, seven out of ten students in the US now take notes on keyboards.
But just how important is technology to a student’s academic life? Very, according to recent findings and it is not long before the UK follows if it hasn’t already.
Over 90 percent of US students use emails to communicate with their lecturers and 73 percent said they cannot study without technology. A staggering 98 percent of students now own an ereader to read textbooks on and nearly all use digital tools to help them prepare for a presentation.
Students depend on technology
It seems students now have a heavy dependency on technology, where 38 percent of individuals can’t go longer than ten minutes without checking their smartphone.
According to Presda Electronics, US students spent a whopping $13 billion on electronics in 2009 and this figure will no doubt rise in the future.
Internet is an education gateway
The report states that community college students are not as digitally connected as students who are at a four-year school, but more individuals are using the internet as their education gateway.
Interestingly, 12 million students now take at least one class online and in five years that figure is expected to reach 22 million. By 2014, industry analysts predict over 3.5 million students will take all of their classes online.
Gone are the days of textbooks, writing pads and Dictaphones. It’s all about the iPads, smartphones and ebooks. Have a look at the infographic below, there are some interesting findings!
Infographic created by: Presta Electronics