Splashtop Finds Hybrid Approach to Learning Empowers Students

Students have come to expect flexibility when it comes to learning, according to the latest survey from Splashtop, a leader in secure remote access and support software. Splashtop surveyed more than 1,000 higher-education students throughout the United States and the United Kingdom to understand their remote learning and technology preferences.

Results indicate that 84 percent of university students believe remote access to computer labs is important to their education and could improve their performance. These findings point to an ongoing shift in the way students prefer to learn.

“The new generation of students today expect technology that can help them learn more efficiently and effectively — wherever they are. We are incredibly proud to help bridge the technology gap for students who want to do lab work at home, and ensure they have seamless and secure access to applications, files and hardware they need,” said Nityasha Wadalkar, director of product marketing at Splashtop.

Splashtop’s remote access and support technology works behind the scenes so students and faculty can be productive and collaborate from any device, anywhere. Universities globally rely on Splashtop to power their remote learning experience, including secure infrastructure and remote IT support.

Additional survey findings include:

  • For an optimal learning experience, students prefer a blend of in-person and remote access to education resources, particularly when it comes to lab computers – When it comes to the classroom, students still want face time with their instructors and peers. In fact, 46.2 percent of students feel they learn best on-campus, while 38.2 percent prefer a mix of online and in-person classes.
  • Bring-your-own-device to class has become the norm, making remote technology a critical component for students to access needed software and resources. – Today’s digital native students increasingly expect their education experience to mirror their lifestyle outside of school, with seamless access to the information they need from their devices.
  • Overwhelmingly, students expect their university to provide the IT support they need –

More than 90 percent of students surveyed said they expect their university to provide technical support when they experience issues, making remote IT support increasingly valuable to universities that want to create a more dynamic digital experience for students.

For more information, visit Splashtop.com