Research + News | Topic: Digital Technology

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.

College Students Say Ditching Their Smartphones For A Week Changed Their Lives

College students went one week without their smartphones. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.