McGraw-Hill Education survey shows that digital learning technologies are helping students perform better

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13th November 2017 14:54 - Education

McGraw-Hill Education survey shows that digital learning technologies are helping students perform better

McGraw-Hill Education survey shows that digital learning technologies are helping students perform better: A survey collated by The Hanover Research, gathered responses from over 1,000 American college students to assess how digital technologies are improving their productivity.

According to the responses from the Digital Study Trends Survey, three fifths of those surveyed said that digital learning technologies have helped improve their grades, with one fifth stating their grades have “significantly” improved.

Results from the survey also indicated that digital learning technologies are of better use to students when they are preparing for exams/tests.

Students gave the following responses on how it affected their productivity:

·       94% said it is extremely helpful to better understand new concepts;

·       66% said it was helpful in completing assignments;

·       60% said it helped them engage better with course materials;

·       59% said it was very useful for self-studying.

Over half (53%) of students surveyed stated they would prefer to use digital learning technologies as a learning tool in class, yet those who study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM subjects) are more likely to receive greater benefits. The following results reveal the amount of students that improved their grades in the following subjects:

·       Physical sciences: 72%

·       Biological sciences: 65%

·       Engineering, maths, computer science: 64%

In addition, 58% of those who study health, biological and life sciences said digital learning technologies enabled them to be better prepared for class, in comparison to 46% of overall respondents

Commenting on the survey’s results, Scott Virkler, Chief Product Officer from McGraw-Hill Education’s Higher Education Group, said: “Powerful digital learning technology can customize the learning experience for every student, helping him or her understand challenging concepts more fully and empowering them to improve their classroom performance. As these solutions continue to make inroads on college campuses, we look forward to seeing even more improvements in student learning outcomes.”

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