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Thursday, November 02, 2017

New Research: More Than Half of College Students Prefer Classes That Use Digital Learning Technology | Faculty Focus - EdTech News and Trend

McGraw-Hill Education’s fourth annual Digital Study Trends Survey finds that most students value digital learning technology and feel technology has improved their grades


Learning science company McGraw-Hill Education today announced the results of its fourth annual Digital Study Trends Survey, offering fresh insights into college students’ preferences and habits for using technology in the classroom and beyond. The latest results, compiled by Hanover Research from the responses of more than 1,000 U.S. college students, show an overwhelming majority of students feel digital learning technology has positively affected their schoolwork – aiding concept retention and improving grades – and that more than half (53 percent) of students prefer classes that use such tools.


Among the top findings:
  • Ninety-four percent of students said digital learning technology has helped them retain new concepts (with 30 percent indicating that technology was extremely helpful), and more than half of the students think digital learning technology helped them better understand concepts they didn’t know.
  • A solid majority (60 percent) of students feel that digital learning technology has improved their grades, with a fifth saying it “significantly” improved their grades. Students in STEM majors were the most likely to say technology positively affected their grades.
  • Approximately 60 percent of students agree that digital learning technology increased their engagement with course materials.
To download and read the full report, visit: http://mheducation.com/studytrends

“As a learning science company, we’ve long understood the positive impact that digital solutions can have on student learning, and it’s great to see students themselves also recognizing those benefits,” said Scott Virkler, Chief Product Officer of McGraw-Hill Education’s Higher Education Group. “Powerful digital learning technology can customize the learning experience for every student, helping him or her understand challenging concepts more fully and empowering them to improve their classroom performance. As these solutions continue to make inroads on college campuses, we look forward to seeing even more improvements in student learning outcomes.”

Source: Faculty Focus (blog)


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