introduces the class of 2016 via infographic

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Online education portal’s "Class of 2016" infographic highlights the technology advancements and world events that have influenced the lives of this year's college entrants, expected to graduate in 2016. In addition, the infographic speculates on what these students may experience during their college experience over the next four years.

Today's students have grown up with technology and gadgets that provide instant access to a wealth of information in ways that their parents couldn't even imagine., a resource for education and career-focused news, recently launched "Time of your life: The journey of class of 2016,” an infographic that examines the unique events that have shaped the lives of students born in 1994.

Before they turned 10, the class of 2016 witnessed the birth of the first iPod and the digital music revolution, the launch of Wikipedia and the explosion of social networking through Facebook. Having grown up with technology, it is no surprise that 60 percent of 18 year-olds prefer to use a tablet or digital textbook to physical textbooks when completing homework.

“For this generation digital media is the norm,” said Aaron Tooley, spokesperson for “Today's students have grown up with technology and gadgets that provide instant access to a wealth of information in ways that their parents couldn't even imagine.”

Despite the easy access to knowledge, less than 40 percent of students entering college in 2012 will graduate in the class of 2016. Another 40 percent will take six years to graduate or may never graduate at all. Technology may be only part of the solution.

“New technology allows students to quickly find, access and benefit from knowledge previously available only in a library,” shared Tooley. “However, although the means of communication and delivery may have changed, students still need to keep up with assignments, talk to career advisors and find internships in order to maximize their chances of graduating and finding a job after college.”

For more information about the class of 2016, plus up-to-date education and career news, connect with on Facebook and @WorldWideLearn on Twitter.

About is an online directory of education featuring informative resources, more than 2,500 online courses, over 1,600 online degree programs, 200 online universities and 2,300 campus-based career college programs. receives thousands of visitors each day and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal. WorldWideLearn is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: QNST), one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. The company is a leader in visitor-friendly marketing practices. For more information, please visit

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