Although many individuals think college students only use technology for personal communication, various studies have shown that electronics can be useful in academia as well, U.S. News reports. For example, an October study by the Lone Star College System shows that approximately 78% of degree seekers feel that when technology is used properly on college campuses, they can improve their grades and become more engaged in their learning experience, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. To paint a clearer picture of how technology is being used in higher education, the nonprofit Educause recently released the results of its 2011 National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology…

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