More students own tablet computers, survey shows

03/17/2012 | Education Week

A growing number of high-school and college students own tablet computers, according to a recent survey by the Pearson Foundation. About 17% of high-school seniors enrolling in college said they own tablets -- more than four times the year before. Many high-school (69%) and college (63%) students surveyed also said they believe that, within five years, tablet computers will replace paper textbooks.

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