HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Many students are due for their return to in-person classes this month following a year of online learning and virtual assignments. Technology has undoubtedly shown its promise in the classroom and some say that trend may be here to stay.

Last year’s crash course in educational technology showed teachers and students were increasingly confident in using technology for learning, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Data from market research firm, Deloitte, shows how the shift in teaching is even influencing consumer shopping.

“Even if students are fully in the classroom, a lot of them are used to a more digital learning experience,” said Kate Fererra, RWD practice leader. “That was one of the biggest changes that we saw this year in the survey, how much digital learning has propelled the technology spending this year.”

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