Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology
The article presents partial results of a survey about media usage habits for studying and learning conducted in 2013 at Western University, a large Canadian university. The article focuses on students’ frequency of use and satisfaction with media for studying and learning. The results of this study support the assumption that student’s media usage includes a mixture of traditional and new media. The main traditional media continue to play an important role in the students’ academic life, and some new media have emerged as seemingly on equal footing or even more important than the traditional forms of media. The use of some media can be stated as almost compulsory, especially the use of Google search; that is on the highest rank of frequency of use as well as one of the highest satisfaction values with the usage. The use of Facebook and YouTube shows very high values of usage frequency, so this might also be stated as a habit.