91% Of Students Use Email To Communicate With Professors
Traditional learning involves lots of face-to-face interaction between teachers and their students but in the last 10 years or so, all that has been tuned on its head. Students still interact with students in the classroom, but there is a growing presence of ‘online’ tuition and the ways in which students interact with their face-to-face instructors is going tech—very tech.
A recent study conducted by Presta.com found that 91% of students use email to communicate with their professors. The prediction is that by 2014 3.55 million students will take online courses and beyond that the student of the future will use technology to pretty much all of its learning and work.
The study found that presently more than 73% of students express the opinion that they cannot study at all without technology. What’s more, 0% of students now take notes with a keyboard rather than with a notepad and pen and 65% of students use digital devices to create their presentations (bye bye flip chart).
Spending wise, students are also going very hard. A whopping $13 billion is spent by students annually on electronic devices and that figure is expected to grow and more students join the pool of buyers. As expected too, tech companies have been busy enticing students to their side and many now offer incentives for students to use their products.
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