UVic Systems Administrator Rich McCue has been tracking the way that the university’s law school students use technology for many years, and this year’s results are in.
Here are a few highlights from the 2012 survey, released this past Friday:
- 89% of incoming law students own internet-enabled smartphones
- 31% of students own tablet devices or ebook readers
- students report reading school-related documents in bound books 46% of the time, on laptops 35% of the time, on laser printed pages 16% of the time, and on tablet devices 3% of the time.
- 99% of students own laptops
- The students’ average typing speed is 49 wpm
- 68% of all students bring their laptops to school most days
- 75% of students use laptops to take class notes, 63% use pen and paper, 6% use tablets and 3% use their cell phones
- 53% of students use Gmail as their primary email account, 7% use UVic email and 20% Hotmail
- 33% of students identified Google Drive as their favorite tool for collaborative document editing
- 95% of students use Facebook
See more from David Bilinski at Slaw.ca, and BC Law Watch’s post on last year’s results here.