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A recent survey by Learning House has revealed that mobile devices are usually utilized by online students to do their coursework. The study focused on the evolving demographic of the typical online learner.

In Learning House's report, which features comprehensive data on the demands and preferences of online college students for 2016, it was revealed that overall higher education environments have dropped by 1.7 percent for fall 2015.

It was noted, though, that 3.5 million students enrolled in online degree programs this year. The survey was done on 1,500 respondents which includes potential, current and recently graduated fully online students.

Key findings of the study revealed that the demographic for online students has shifted. The number of students aged 18 to 24 years old has doubled since 2012. It was also revealed that these students are more likely to be single and childless. Cost, the speed of enrollment and location are also important factors for potential online students in choosing their schools.

U.S. News reported that 59 percent of survey respondents admitted that they used a mobile device for online classwork. 67 percent of prospective online students revealed that they want to do the same.

"We have witnessed a significant increase, for our online students, in the number of students who are utilizing mobile devices to review lectures, materials, documents in advance," Susan Aldridge, president of Drexel University Online, said.

The prevalence of the usage of mobile devices by online students does not come as a surprise since smartphones and tablets have become an important part of the modern person's life. With a lot of new technology being incorporated to upcoming devices, these mini computers can definitely help students with their studies.

One of the most highly-anticipated mobile devices has finally been confirmed for release in September. According to Know Your Mobile, the iPhone 7 release date would be on Sep. 16, Friday.

Android Authority reported that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specs would include a new feature for the S Pen Air Command menu named Glance. Also, the phablet is believed to have an iris scanner as another option for the lock screen.

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