As smartphone usage proliferates among high school and university students, new data indicates that students who use their mobile devices as study tools study more often and more efficiently. An infographic developed by StudyBlue, a mobile and online study service for students, demonstrates several benefits for students who power-up their smartphones for study sessions.
According to login data, students who use the StudyBlue Android and iPhone apps spend an additional 40 minutes studying every week compared to students who only use the StudyBlue website. The free StudyBlue mobile app helps students turn normally unproductive time into effective study sessions, which helps improve comprehension. It is clear that mobile studiers accumulate the extra preparation time each week by studying in non-traditional study environments, according to StudyBlue CEO Becky Splitt.
In addition to studying more, students who use the StudyBlue mobile app study earlier in the day and cram less at night, according to the findings. Mobile users are two times more likely than their non-mobile counterparts to study between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Furthermore, mobile studiers are nearly three times more likely to track their progress. Seventy-one percent of mobile StudyBlue users track their progress by scoring their study sessions, while only 24 percent of web-based users measure performance.
The infographic features data mined from the company's database of nearly 1 million students during the fall 2011 semester. Progress comparison is based on studying data from students who used StudyBlue Android and Apple apps on their smartphones versus students who used the StudyBlue website.
Source: StudyBlue, www.studyblue.com