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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:
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.”
In addition to improving grades, increasing engagement and helping students learn new concepts, respondents also reported other benefits of digital learning technology
Students majoring in STEM subjects were more likely to say technology was affecting their day-to-day studying than students overall:
Survey results also showed that the majority of students were using digital tools to complete homework assignments and prepare for exams.
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