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The paper is an outcome of a research project currently in progress, involving the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno and the Faculty of Education, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. The objective is to study the learning process of the current generation of students with focus on using modern technologies and electronic sources for their studies. It emerged from the previous qualitative research done at the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University in 2010 that significant diversity is distinctive for using modern technologies for university studies. Phenomena identified by qualitative methodology are now being verified quantitatively so as to catch the diversification frequency of these phenomena in population. Data collection was realized during 2012. The form of a printed questionnaire was used. Respondents included students from both universities and students in various programmes (in social and technical sciences) of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. We concentrated on how well students were equipped with electronic devices, what experience with technologies they had when they entered the university and how they utilized technologies and study support systems in everyday practice. The paper contains a presentation of selected research findings including a comparison with results of the previous qualitative research. Characterization of various types of respondent relationships to using modern technologies and presentation of the young generation’s opinions on e-learning and on the use of ICT for their studies is a considerable part of this presentation.