Smartphones are not a fad; it is a reality that they are here to stay.
If you’re still not convinced, consider this: 63.2% of Millenials accessed the Internet from mobile devices in 2012.
As Millenials use the mobile Web and smartphones more and more, it is not a surprise that advances in technology are revolutionizing the college campus. Libraries are more like study halls, instead of being places to find information. Because of this, the university will continue to be an environment that cultivates innovation.
From Massive Open Online Courses [MOOCs] that make online education more accessible at a lower cost, to online forums and social media channels that provide an unfiltered view of information; the app-aided college student is on the rise. Students no longer need to buy a long list of books for every class because they have access to all that information (and even more!) through a single smartphone. They are connected virtually all the time, if not through their smartphones, then through a broadband connection at a coffee shop or at home.
This infographic from the Campbellsville University Graduate & Professional Studies provides a breakdown of how technology is revolutionizing student learning at the college level.