Rich McCue, Systems Administrator at the UVic, recently published the results of the Faculty of Law’s incoming student technology survey, now in its ninth year.
Here are just a few highlights (full survey results here):
- “84% of incoming law students own “Smart Phones” that can browse the internet (up dramatically from 50% last year), with 42% of the total being iPhones, 13% Android and 27% Blackberry’s.
- 98% of students own laptops, and 16% own both a laptop and a desktop computer.
- 50% of student laptops are Mac’s, up from 44% last year.
- 55% of students use Gmail as their primary email account (up from 49% last year), 9% use UVic email and 22% Hotmail.
- 60% of students identified MS Word as their favorite tool for collaborative document editing (down from 67%). 30% favor Google Docs (up from 27%) and 2% OpenOffice.
- 58% of students report backing up their primary computer on a regular basis. 60% of those backing up do so to an external hard drive and 25% to a cloud storage solution.”
As with last year’s survey , there was an emphasis on mobile technology this year.
(Hat tip to Simon Fodden at Slaw)