College degree via mobile device?

And college students have clamored for increased usage of mobile devices for school-related purposes. Many say it’s already an essential part of the educational experience.

A survey conducted last summer by Wakefield Research showed 53 percent of respondents said they would be more likely to complete required reading in time for class if it was available digitally or could be accessed on a mobile device.

Eighty-eight percent of students said they have used a mobile device to study for a test at the last minute.

That’s a 10 percent jump from the number of students who admitted to mobile cramming last year.

“The results of this survey underscore just how much students have embraced mobile devices and digital course materials to enhance their productivity, efficiency and performance, all of which impact students’ educational success and financial prospects in this highly competitive, globally connected world,” Sean Divine, CEO of CourseSmart, said in an announcement of the survey’s results.