It is well known that college students use technology for personal communication. Just look around any college campus and you would be hard pressed to find a single person without a cell phone, laptop or tablet. Now, several studies have shown that electronics can be useful in academia as well, as reported by U.S. News & World Report.
An October report by the Lone Star College System found that approximately 78% of college students feel that when technology is properly used for academia, it can improve grades and help students become more engaged in their studies, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The results of another study, 2011 National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, conducted by the non-profit Educause, recently found that a majority of undergraduate students own various technological devises including laptops, iPods, Smartphones, digital cameras and webcams:
The survey also found that students said that owning these types of technological devices has a variety of benefits in an academic setting. The tools can help them find the resources to more easily pay tuition and register for classes. Additionally, many college students said technology can help them be more productive and allow them to feel connected to their academic communities.
Barnes & Noble College has stayed on top of these technological advances, investing heavily in technology that will lead our industry to meet the needs of today’s colleges and universities, including:
Read the entire U.S. News & World Report article for more information.
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