Pearson Survey Reveals Student and Educator Views Toward Digital

DIGGING DIGITAL: What do students and faculty think of digital course materials? They see potential, but crave more support from their institutions to fully embrace digital tools, according to a new survey from Pearson. Market research firm Penn Schoen Berland conducted the study—based on interviews with 1,250 students, educators and administrators—in August 2016. A few highlights:

  • 78 percent of educators reported that their students benefit from a growing role of digital in the classroom.
  • 70 percent of educators reported that the transition from print to digital is important or very important to them, personally.
  • 84 percent of students, 87 percent of educators and 86 percent of administrators believe digital learning is important in resolving challenges facing the education system.
  • The majority of learners (57 percent) prefer studying on paper, but would also like to have learning materials accessible online.
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