Rapid Growth in Mobile Device Usage by College Students
4/29/2015 3:46:00 PM
A whopping 81 percent of higher-ed
students used smartphones and tablets
for studying in 2014—up 40 percent
since 2013, according to a new survey
from McGraw-Hill Education.
WHY ARE MORE STUDENTS USING
MOBILE DEVICES FOR LEARNING?
Grades: 77 percent say their grades are
better because of adaptive technology
Time: 48 percent say technology saves
Confidence: 62 percent say technology
helps them feel better prepared
Personalization: 72 percent say study technology should be more personalized and as tailored to
individuals as social media feeds
Sharon Loeb, vice president of marketing for McGraw-Hill Education, Higher Ed, says, “the rise
of studying via mobile … [is] a case of mobile suiting the way students study now … today’s
students tend toward shorter, more concentrated bursts of studying anywhere they’re able,
rather than waiting for several hours to hunker down in the library.” Loeb says this growth will
continue in the next 5 years and “institutions will need to adapt their infrastructure and faculty
will want to … incorporate mobile learning into their courses.”
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