Reading Time: 1 minuteCengage analyzed data from several surveys of students and faculty in higher education to find out their views on online learning and how technology is integrated into their courses. Many students believe that digital tools will improve their grades. However, many instructors were initially nervous about switching from a print-only approach to digital tools. Survey results showed that most instructors who adopted digital tools were satisfied with their decision, despite this hesitation.
These are some of the key findings:
81% of students believe that digital course materials are easily accessible and would improve their grades.
When asked about their feelings regarding the use of new technology in their curriculum, 57% of instructors said they were “excited” and “considering change”.
Instructors cited instant feedback and time savings as the main benefits of digital tools.


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