With finances top of mind, non-traditional students are particularly focused on creating customized learning experiences that will have the greatest academic impact and value. When it comes to selecting the right tools, non-traditional students have demonstrated the ability and the willingness to explore new ways of learning. In fact, according to Barnes & Noble College’s Achieving Success for Non-Traditional Students report, more than 70 percent of non-traditional students say they are moderately to very comfortable with digital options.
The increasing number of teaching, learning and research materials available with the expansion of digital options such as OER, adaptive learning, courseware and eTextbooks, creates a wealth of new, affordable options for faculty to use. For non-traditional students, these options represent critical new ways of delivering the flexibility and individualized support that enhances their success – and they’re not afraid to use them.
Source: Barnes & Noble College | College Insights | Achieving Success for Non-Traditional Students