From smart phones to iPads to laptops to e-books, technology has forever changed the college experience. Take a look at this infographic on Mashable.
Recent data from the Pew Research Center, compiled by Presta Electronics, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Mashable indicates what most of us have observed over the last few years – students have wholeheartedly embraced technology and are using it to their academic advantage during their college years.
The data indicates that students are increasingly co-dependent upon technology and use their devices to take notes in class, communicate with their professors, read eTextbooks, and create presentations. Tools and apps are replacing “old school” technology and include Skype™ (replacing phones), Evernote® Peek (for note taking), and Grades 2 (as a calculator and grade tracking tool).
That’s all good news, but there is a downside: college students are distracted. Thirty-eight percent say they can’t go 10 minutes without checking their laptop, email, smartphone, or tablet for new information.