Published March 12, 2017
For 20 years, UBIT’s annual student survey has provided insight into how UB students interact with technology on a daily basis. In October 2016, over 4,300 UB students from every school and class standing took the survey. Here’s what they told us.
An average of 34% of students expressed interest in using their mobile devices during class for activities like responding to clicker questions, collaborating with classmates, notetaking and presenting in class.
24% of students noted that they take at least one class where their instructor doesn’t allow them to use their mobile device in class.
As far as public computing sites, students say that access to printing and power outlets are the biggest assets. With a proliferation of personal laptops, students said that access to seating remains their biggest problem not only in computing sites, but elsewhere on UB's campus.
One of UB’s newest IT services, UBbox, which offers free, unlimited cloud storage, has gained popularity on campus in its first year; over 75% of students are already aware of it, and over 22,000 UB students, faculty and staff currently use the service.
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