Survey: Technology indispensable for students

Survey: Technology indispensable for students
Survey: Technology indispensable for students

In a new survey, e-textbook provider CourseSmart has found that significant majorities of college students use digital devices and other online resources to facilitate their studies.

A whopping 98 percent of students who responded to the survey owned some form of electronic device, and 73 percent said that technology was a critical part of their studying habits. Even for those who did not cite these devices as indispensable, electronic resources were still a time-saver, with 85 percent of students saying that these items saved them up to two hours of study time every day.

Many different kinds of devices were listed as useful tools, including laptops, smartphones, e-book readers, among others. Students use digital textbooks, videos, podcasts and other resources to aid them as they write papers, do research, take notes and prepare presentations for their classes.

Just as technology plays an important role for those enrolled in campus-based degree programs, it is critical for those who are seeking their degrees online. Laptop computers and other electronic devices allow these students to complete their coursework on the go, giving them the opportunity to fit their studies into their busy schedules.

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