The kinds of devices that students use are varied. Nearly 100 percent of those who responded to the survey said they own at least one digital device. Laptops are the most common, with 93 percent of students saying they own one, but smart phones were prevalent too, with 78 percent of respondents saying they own the devices.

Thirty-five percent of students own tablets. Last year, that number was just seven percent.

And students are on these devices constantly, according to the survey. Close to 70 percent of students said they use three or more devices a day, and 47 percent said they check these devices every 10 minutes.

The use of eTextbooks has also risen, with 79 percent of students now saying they have used one in a class.

“We are continuing to see the positive potential of technology to increase access, lower costs and improve outcomes in higher education,” Devine said.


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