College student interest in tablets high, ownership low

OSU officials says the iPad can save students money.

Tablet computers aren’t exactly flooding campus lecture halls, as fewer than one in 10 college students own the mobile devices. Still, students are enthused about tablets’ educational potential.

Seven percent of college students said they owned a tablet, and 15 percent said they would buy one in the next six months, according to research published May 24 by the Pearson Foundation.

While tablet ownership on college campuses hasn’t skyrocketed since the release of the popular Apple iPad, most students said they would like to own one. Only two in 10 college students said they had no interest in buying a tablet.…Read More