"One-fourth of the college students surveyed said they owned a tablet, compared with just 7 percent last year. Sixty-three percent of college students believe tablets will replace textbooks in the next five years—a 15 percent increase over last year’s survey. More than a third said they intended to buy a tablet sometime in the next six months.Tablet Ownership Triples Among College Students - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education
This year’s poll also found that the respondents preferred digital books over printed ones. It’s a reversal of last year’s results and goes against findings of other recent studies, which concluded that students tend to choose printed textbooks. The new survey found that nearly six in 10 students preferred digital books when reading for class, compared with one-third who said they preferred printed textbooks."
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tablet Ownership Triples Among College Students - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The study's results signifies a shift from publications and printed material to digital files and tablets. While it's clear that tablets are ubiquitous, it would be more interesting to figure out whether the use of a tablet affects students' learning in any way.
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