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 them time

Confidence: 62 percent say technology helps them feel better prepared

WHAT’S NEXT?

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.”

Want to read more stories like this?

Get our Free Newsletter Here!

comments powered by Disqus

Insight ADVANCE Launches New Data Management Tools for Its Video Coaching & Evaluation Platform

New data functionality in ADVANCEfeedback® empowers teachers, coa...

RoboKind to Host First Workshop on Robot-Mediated Autism Intervention

The free, one-day event will bring together developers, researchers, a...

IO Education Acquires eSchoolData, Expanding Northeast Presence

ATLANTA – September 19, 2017 – IO Education, a market lead...

Lexile Measures Now Better Match Beginning Readers to Text

Popular Reading Metric More Precise for K-2 Content

TEKVOX TekFlex-32 Matrix Switcher Adds 4K HDBaseT Cards

TEKVOX is pleased to announce 4K card upgrades for its popular TekFlex...

itslearning Webinar Alert: “The First Days and Weeks of a New School Year”

WHAT: Free Webinar on Laying Groundwork for Empowered Students and Sel...

T&L Partner Post
Tweets