Educational Technology

August 3, 2010

“Hourglass Syndrome” affects majority of Canadian students

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Canada NewsWire

Survey finds that 60 per cent of high school, college and university students experience stress related to computer speed. The majority of Canadian high school, college and university students experience frustration and stress as a result of computer delays and slowness, according to a survey of more than 1,000 Canadian students conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion and released today by Intel Canada. The survey findings show that upwards of 60 per cent of post-secondary students and more than half (55 per cent) of high school students experience this anxiety, which Intel coined the “hourglass syndrome”, in reference to the waiting associated with the spinning hourglass that appears on the computer screen while a computer sluggishly processes information.

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