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How Tech Is Changing College Life

COLLEGE STUDENT A LOOK AT THE MODERN It's not your parent's college anymore. With technology, the landscape of college education has done a complete turnaround. Gone are the days of notebooks, printed syllabi, and textbooks. Now it's iPads®, smartphones, and ebooks. Here's a look at the modern college student and how they fare technologically on the university campus. and Tech College Students become increasingly dependant on technology; and college students and technology are virtually a recession-proof market. If there are two things that can be counted on, it's these: College students have College Students and Technology: Co-Dependent 73% of college students (sample size of 500) said they cannot study without technology. [1] 70% of students use keyboards to take notes (no more paper). [1] 38% of college students cannot go 10 minutes without checking their email, tablet, laptop, or smartphone. [1] of students used 91% email to communicate with professors. 1] 98% 65% use digital devices to create of students who own an ereader read etextbooks. [1] presentations. [1] Student Tech Spending Students spent $13 BILLION. electronics in 2009. 2] on PROCEED TO CHECKOUT Digital textbooks cost approximately 40% less than printed textbooks. [2) Retailers are selling $400 netbooks used by students primarily for term papers and note taking. [2] Fun Fact #1 Community college students are less reliant on digital tools than 4-year college students and graduate students. [2] Goodbye Notepad . Hello iPad®: Tech Tools and Apps for College Students Slowly but surely, the notepad is going away, and the iPad® is taking over lecture halls across America. With this technology comes hundreds of tech tools and apps for the modern college student. Skype® Skype is not new, but with a smartphone app, it is popular in universities. [4] Video chat tool for virtual study groups and calling friends at home [4] Farewell, phones. 0 Evernote® Peek A+ Virtual flashcard system for the iPad®. [4] The fun of the app The app even keeps could encourage more studying. [4)] score and grades the student. [4] Farewell, 3" x 5" cards. Grades 2 A+ %3D %3D Grade calculator [4] Students can calculate what they need to score on a test. [4] GPA Tracks GPA and Serves as a reminder system for assignment due dates. [4] course credits. [4] Farewell, calculators. Snoozerr Recordings Audio recorder for SNOOZERR Recordings Includes a camera where students can capture a visual. Snoozerr also pairs the image with the audio. [4] long lectures and study groups. [4] Farewell, voice recorder. 0 Wunderlist Create tasks and Track homework App can be synced to web interface. [4] to-do lists. [4] assignments and readings. (4] Farewell, campus paper planner. AroundMe Uses GPS to find essential college spots: [4] Ш Banks Gas Stations Coffee Shops Grocery Stores Restaurants Bars Farewell, campus phone book. Fun Fact #2 Undergraduate and graduate students (18 - 24 years) have the fastest Internet connections among age groups. [5] The Future of the Classroom Textbooks and notebooks are not the only items being taken over by technology on the college campus. Online courses are becoming an increasingly popular option. Location of Present and Future Learning 12 MILLION college students currently take one or more classes online. This figure is expected to exceed 22MILLION! in 5 years. (61 IN 2014: 5.14 MILLION 3.55 MILLION 18.65 MILLION students will take classes will take ALL classes online. [6] will take some classes online. [] in a physical classroom. [6] Fun Fact #3 College students tune down the tech when studying for final exams in the library. (7) Times are changing on university campuses. Campus bookstores are not only filled with books, but also laptops and iPads®. Students with their smartphone are as common as logo apparel. Perhaps the campus of the future will exist on a computer screen rather than in a classroom. SOURCES presta netbooks-e-readers-for-college-students/ technology.aspx products-college-students_n.htm d-tech-gadgets-study-finds/32293 lasses-online-by-2014.aspx

How Tech Is Changing College Life

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It’s not your parent’s college anymore. With technology, the landscape of college education has done a complete turnaround. Gone are the days of notebooks, printed syllabi, and textbooks



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