GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

ECU students are gearing up for the their first day of class, but it might be a lot different than the last time you hit the books.

Students are using technology inside and outside of their classrooms-- such as laptops and tablets in class to take notes, submit assignments, and even help find jobs.

"There are e-books online, you can rent books online, you can read your books online, you can get your notes online. Everything's really on the internet," said freshman Aaron Roebuck.

Tiffany Taylor returned to college after 20 years. She recalled how she took notes in class.

"Everything was on pen and a piece of paper," she said.