ECAR Study of Undergraduates and Information Technology
The 2009 ECAR Study of Undergraduates and Information Technology is now available. This year the special section is on ownership and use of internet-capable mobile devices. The study found that 33% of students own the devices, and use them for internet access, while 18% own them, but do not use the internet function. Also found in the study is that the trend from desktop to laptop computer ownership is continuing at a fast pace, the use of social networking sites by all age groups continues to rise, and 9 of 10 students use the library website, with a median frequency of use of monthly. There are many more interesting findings in the study.