How Do Students Study Best?
December 6, 2017
Student success habits, study preferences, and resources are dynamic and constantly changing. With the increase in more mobile devices in people’s lives, McGraw-Hill Education wanted to find out how important digital materials actually are and how they might play a role in students’ academic lives.
Working in tandem with Hanover Research, McGraw-Hill Education surveyed students about what they think of digital tools in their academic lives. Here’s what we learned:
In fact, when surveying 1,000+ students on what type of devices they may or may not have owned, not a single student reported not owning a digital device of any kind!
But just because someone owns or has access to a digital device doesn’t necessarily mean they utilize it for academic purpose. So we asked students which type of devices they found to be important to their studying habits.
When it comes to studying overall, how important are each of the following?
With 85% of students reporting that laptops are “very” or “extremely” important for studying we also asked students what types of studying or academic activities do students report technology being helpful with?
How helpful is digital learning technology in the following aspects of your academic life:
Interested in learning more about our findings in student digital habits and preferences? Click here to download the full McGraw-Hill Education 2017 Digital Trends Student Survey.