Study Habits of the Modern Age

by | Posted February 21st, 2013

I think it’s safe to say that nobody really sits down with just a book, paper, and pen to study anymore. You walk into the library and see hundreds of computers, phones, tablets, etc. So how does a student study in this modern age? StudyBlue recently did a survey of 500 students to find the answer to this question.

As many times as you see people working in groups in the library, a shocking 70% of the students said that they like to study alone, and 42% said they would rather study in their bedroom, while only 21% said they like to go to the library.

In the age of the Mac and iPhone, it’s not surprising that the number one hardware reported was a laptop, and that 93% of students use study apps.

Why is it important to know the modern study habits? For both students and teachers alike, these results can change the way information is transferred. Knowing that students use these tools to study, teachers can enhance their courses in the same way, therefore increasing interaction and learning from their students.

How do you study? Take a look at the infographic below to see more results from the study.
An inside look at the habits of the modern student. [Infographic]