Annual report on digital study trends reveals major jump in college students’ use of mobile tech.

mobile-technology-campusMobile use among college students is on the rise, and has jumped 40 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to new research released by McGraw-Hill Education.

The second annual report, “The Impact of Technology on College Student Study Habits,” conducted by McGraw-Hill Education and Hanover Research, found that 81 percent of students included in the study use mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) to study, the second most popular device category behind laptops and up 40 percent year over year.

Of the different types of learning technologies available, surveyed students found that adaptive learning technologies were the most effective, with 85 percent indicating a moderate or major improvement in grades.

(Next page: What the study found about mobile technology’s impact on student learning)

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