Yesterday’s children of the Internet are today’s college students. So it’s not that surprising that a recent study by OnlineColleges.net found that 75% of US college students say that on-campus WiFi access helps them get better grades and 60% say they wouldn’t attend a school without free WiFi.
According to Online College’s infographic, 47% of students believing technology makes their professors better at their job,making it obvious that they don’t just want access to technology; they want it deeply integrated in classrooms. The majority even prefer a “blended” classroom environment, one that incorporates both online and offline resources, over a traditional experience of choosing one or the other.
But just because students would prefer a technology integrated classroom doesn’t mean they are getting it:
- 43% say their campus institute needs more technology
- 39% wished teachers used email more
- 31% wished more teachers used eBooks