Students Studying Via Mobile Device Three Times More Likely To Track Progress

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Apps may be the new textbook.

And mobile devices such as Android smartphones, iPhones, and iPads are the ultimate app actuators.

The following infographic from OnlineColleges.net delves into some interesting statistics about apps and education, including:

47% of students say they have used an app to learn

As of March 2012, more than 25 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple’s app store alone

More than 1 billion iOS apps are downloaded per month

And the most intriguing? Students who study via mobile device are three times more likely to track their progress

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infographic attribution: onlineColleges.net; image attribution flickr user lastquest

  • wannoorhasyaniti

    Hi Terry, May I know the source of the statistic provided here? I am interested for the data of mobile learning utilization

    • Terry Heick

      Great question, and unfortunately a weakness of many infographics. While they’re great for summarizing issues into single visuals, they lack the patterns of scholarship that would allow them to be used in formal study. (The “Sources” at the bottom of the infographic aren’t help.) I usually think of them as starting points to kind of measure the edu-pop culture take on a trend, and then use follow-up studies and data to substantiate any claims, information, etc.