Civilized societies have long understood the need to educate their young, but the growing demand for workers with highly specialized technical backgrounds has changed the face of education. This is true for the newest students as well as those who are returning to the classroom, and it is a trend that has no end in sight. For older students, it is often a choice to enhance their ability to support their lifestyle. Younger students face different challenges, but they are adapting well.
Electronic devices, once part of the realm of science fiction, are now common in today’s world. Smart phones, tablets, laptop computers and other electronic devices are part of everyday life. Those who learn how to use them early in life have an easier time navigating the icons, so students are now expected to work with electronics before they learn how to read and write well enough to graduate.