Research + News | Topic: Digital Technology
Jan 6, 2020
Teenagers Don’t Use E-mail – Colleges Do. That’s A Problem During College Admissions Season
Email is not the default for most teenagers, but it remains the primary avenue for colleges to communicate with prospective and current students. Read the article here.
Nov 18, 2019
College Students Say Ditching Their Smartphones For A Week Changed Their Lives
College students went one week without their smartphones. Read the article here.
Mar 13, 2019
Is Higher Ed Ready For The Tech Expectations Of The Teens Of 2022?
What will these teens expect of tech based on their current experiences? Read the article here.
Aug 27, 2018
Tinder Is Rolling Out A College-Only Service, Tinder U
The functionality is exactly the same as regular Tinder, although the UI looks slightly different: a badge depicting users’ universities will be displayed on their main profile image. Read the article here.
Apr 25, 2018
A New Study Shows That Students Learn Way More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens
While new forms of classroom technology like digital textbooks are more accessible and portable, it would be wrong to assume that students will automatically be better served by digital reading simply because they prefer it. Read the article here.
Feb 16, 2018
How Is Digital Text Affecting Student Comprehension?
Researchers found that digital reading was faster but less effective as a tool for helping students process and learn information. Read more from the Growing Leaders’ blog post here.
Feb 3, 2017
When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall
Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home. Read the article here.
Sep 12, 2016
Textbook Trends: How U.S. College Students Source Course Materials
More than two-thirds (69%) of total expenditure on course textbooks continues to go towards print materials, according to data from Nielsen’s U.S. Student Attitudes Towards Content in Higher Education report. Read the article here.
Sep 12, 2016
How Colleges Use Kids’ Social Media Feeds
Learn how what you post can hurt — and help — the admissions process. Read the blog from Common Sense Media here.
Sep 3, 2015
Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”
As romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren’t liking what they see. Read the article here.