Three ways technology is changing today’s college students’ academic experiences.
College graduation rates are disappointingly low, and educators across the country are working to identify new ways to increase student success. High-quality digital learning technology has proven to be one of the most effective tools for driving success in higher education, and it’s extremely encouraging to see that students are recognizing those benefits.
Last month, McGraw-Hill released the findings of its 2016 Digital Study Trends Survey, the latest edition of an annual report that looks at how college students use digital learning technology. The study confirmed a trend that we’ve seen in past surveys – that college students are increasingly using digital learning technology and find it helpful across a wide variety of activities.
Here are three things we learned about college students’ use of digital learning technology:
- Most students say digital learning technology has a positive impact on grades.
The vast majority of students now embrace digital learning technology for its ability to help them improve their grades (81 percent), improve efficiency and effectiveness (81 percent) and improve their focus (69 percent).