The Current State of the Modern College Student

I just read an interesting infographic created by Presta. The infographic takes a look of the current state of the college student and how they fare technologically on university campus.

Here is a highlight of the infographic that discusses how technology has impacted the modern college student:

  •  73% of college students cannot study without technology.
  • More than 90% use email to communicate with professors.
  • 7 in 10 take notes on keyboards instead of paper,
  • 38% of college students cannot go 10 minutes without checking their email, tablet laptop, or smartphone.
  • 12 million college students take at least one class online. Online courses are becoming increasingly popular option.
  • 98% of students who own e-reader read e-textbooks.

What do you think? How does technology impact your college life? Can you survive in college without technology?

The Current State of the Modern College Student

 

 

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About Steve Yuen

I am a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.
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One Response to The Current State of the Modern College Student

  1. wendywang says:

    這份報告說明從現在開始預估2014年所有的課程可能都會以on-line方式進行課程教學,當然對於需要實驗進行驗證的課程,例如物理或化學等仍然需要傳統的實驗室來加以輔助教學與學習,是屬於傳統教學可以涵蓋,當然我想對於學生學習的結果仍須透過數位虛擬平台完整記錄學習歷程與他人分享的理念是必須加入的元素。許多課程的測驗以及作業繳交,可以運用社群平台設計路徑上傳及執行,強調無紙化的學習環境;有關計算機這項小型工具都有可能被取代或消失;錄音帶也被淘汰,現在任何筆電或行動手機或平板電腦都具備照相功能以及錄音功能,雲端有許多可以儲存音訊或影片的平台,對我們而言實在是方便許多。可是,許多大學學生已經可以習慣如此的上課方式以及學習平台的使用邏輯;但是如果對於使用傳統教學 10~20以上的教授們該如何扭轉他們原有的教學模式與邏輯,並非少數人可以改變的事實。所以我想這項趨勢在台灣高等教育環境很難實現。當然也看到在華語教學領域中有人已經再推展這項數位學習的想法,現在學生人手一支手機,可以隨時隨地行動上網,只希望透過學習理解到上網學習是無時無刻,並非隨時隨地檢查e-mail信箱是否有信件或者與他人互傳信息。不過,對於課程內容架構的設計是一項大工程,仍有待努力。

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