Smartphones May Help Students Study More
Smartphones may help students study for longer periods, according to a report by online study application maker StudyBlue.
The study habits of approximately a million students were followed during the autumn 2011 school semester, comparing students who used StudyBlue website against students who use the Android phone or StudyBlue mobile application.
Results from the study revealed that users of the mobile version of StudyBlue spent 40 minutes more studying each week than those students who only used the StudyBlue website. Students are able to access the StudyBlue website on their phones but the mobile application may have been easier to maneuver and perhaps enabled students to study longer, PC World reports.
StudyBlue CEO Becky Splitt explained “Mobile studiers take advantage of the downtime they inevitably experience throughout the day,” PC World reports.
“While waiting for coffee or riding the bus home, students are flipping through flashcard decks on their smartphones to efficiently master classroom material and make the most of their valuable time,” she added.
The physical mobility and convenience that smartphones give to students was seen as a major factor in prolonging students study sessions.