As the co-dependent relationship grows between students and technology, it is important for HR recruiters and hiring managers to keep up on the trends of their new potential candidates.
Recent college graduates will be the next leaders in the workforce and our obsession with the latest technology advancements will change the future of company culture, for better or worse.
Presta Electronics compiled research from the Pew Research Center, Mashable, industry news and other sources to put together the infographic below.
Some interesting statistics about the modern college student:
- 73% of college students said they cannot study without technology
- 70% of students use keyboards to type notes (no more pens and paper)
- 98% of students who own an ereader read etextbooks
- digital textbooks cost approximately 40% less than printed textbooks
- Students spent $13 billion on electronics in 2009
Below are some apps replacing old-school tools, noted by Presta Electronics:
- Evernote Peak – goodbye notecards!
- Grades 2 – farewell to calculators!
- Wunderlist – see ya later school planner!
According to the infographic, the new technology replacements for college tools are not the only changes occurring. In five years, 22 million or more college students will likely partake in one or more college classes online, as predicted by Presta Electronic’s research. The future of learning is becoming virtual.
College students are saying goodbye to notebooks, printed papers and textbooks as the co-dependent relationship of technology and students skyrockets. Technology is taking over the ways in which students are learning and large changes are predicted in the future.
Are these statistics surprising? What are some of your predictions of the effects of the dependency between GenY and technology?
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About the Author: Brittany Troyer graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in public relations and an A.A. in business in May 2012. Prior to joining the team, Brittany has gained experience in communications through multiple internships and freelance experience, both in the area as well as Barcelona, Spain.