College Students Embrace the Shift to Digital Learning Technology

Published Fri Mar 02 00:00:00 EST 2018

More than 2/3 of learners surveyed report technology has improved their grades.

61% of college students say technology helps them engage with course materials.

Technology in college today is not just something students use for research, tests, and writing papers. From communicating with professors and peers to completing homework assignments and running real-time lab simulations, the role of learning technology in higher education continues to evolve rapidly.

A growing body of evidence shows that today’s college students want learning to be more personalized and mobile, with readily-available analytics about their education performance and grades. 

Outside the classroom, communications tools like social media and texting have shown the potential to enhance learning and be much more than just a distraction. A steadily rising number of non-traditional students rely on tools like lecture capture, eBook apps, and adaptive ed-tech to support an asynchronous learning experience that often takes place far from any physical campus.

By better understanding how today’s students are using technology, we can help create a more effective learning experience inside and beyond the classroom. This slideshow highlights top findings from our Digital Study Trends Survey of the tech habits and preferences over 1,000 college students.

Press coverage of our 2017 Digital Study Trends Survey

Tech that Provides Flexibility Can Drive Up College Completion | EdTech Magazine
Survey: Students sing praises for digital learning tech | eCampus News
New research: college students prefer digital learning | Recorder Online
Survey: Digital tools improve students' classroom experience | Education Dive
Survey: More Than Half of Students Want Their Classes to Go Digital | Campus Technology
Students Want Laptops, Flexible Digital Tools in the Classroom | EdTech Magazine

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