1 in 5 college students use smartphones and tablets to study

Tablet usage tripled among students between 2011 and 2012.

The presence of mobile devices has exploded on college campuses over the past five years, though just 19 percent of students say they use tablets and ubiquitous smartphones for educational purposes.

Those findings and others detailing digital trends in higher education were found in a recent survey conducted by Internships.com and Millennial Branding.

The report, “The Future of Education,” found that 84 percent of student respondents said they use a computer to study, while just one in five students regularly studied on their Apple iPads, iPhones, and myriad other mobile devices.

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Findings showing students’ low use of tablets and phones to study comes several years after the first U.S. campuses gave iPads to incoming students and certain campus departments.

The number of college students who say they own a tablet tripled between 2011 and 2012, according to a poll from the Pearson Foundation.

See Page 2 for the percentage of college students who believe online education is equivalent to traditional education.

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