64 percent of the 3000 college students and newly employed college grads who were surveyed in the 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report, said that the Internet is more important to them than cars, dating, going out with friends, or listening to music. This has important implications for higher education.
According to Renee Patton of Cisco, “If we can’t find ways to engage students in the learning process, we’ll lose them. So if students are using Facebook in lecture halls, rather than being upset about it, we can view it as an opportunity. The larger question is, how can we take advantage of tools like social networking, lecture capture, and virtual field trips to engage students?” READ MORE