It’s August and the first day of school is just around the corner for all the students out there. In the spirit of “back to school”, let’s talk about today’s student and their love affair with technology.
The recent explosion of technology, mobile devices, and social media, has completely transformed today’s educational experience for students. Today’s student can take notes on their Macbook, read digital textbooks on their iPad or tablet, listen to teachers Podcast’s on their iPod, access a zillion different education, productivity, or reference apps on their mobile phone, and connect with fellow students on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ within minutes. Advancements in technology have become a tremendous aid to students and their education.
Check out this awesome Infographic and statistics based off of research conducted by OnlineEducation.net (an online higher education database company).
Students love technology
-98% of College Studens own a digital device (surprise, surprise)
-38% say they can’t go more than 10 minutes without using a digital device (I may be victim to this addiction)
-28% of students say their laptop it the most important item in their backpack
-82% of students use devices to write papers, 81% use them for research
Daily Tech use (average minutes/day) :
-Texting 181 minutes
-Search 131 minutes
-Facebook 102 minutes
Talking to the "Teach"
-91% of students use email to seek extra help from their teachers
-8% of students use social sites to contact their teachers
-75% of students say they wouldn’t be able to study without technology
-46% of students say they’d be more likely to read an assignment if it was in digital format
So what do you think are the pro’s and con’s of students rapid adoption and use of technology? Do you think the tablet will replace the textbook? Will the tablet replace the laptop? Let us know what you think in the comments section.
“Youth Insights Report” articles are part of Child Research’s initiative to help push emerging trends, disruptive technologies, and social media information out to the ever changing Marketing Research industry.
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