Thursday, February 24, 2011
But students were split on whether they should be allowed to do so. From the Chronicle of Higher Ed:
A survey of students at the University of New Hampshire found high rates of texting during class, and plenty of guilt about the behavior.
The survey, of 1,000 students at the university, found that a majority felt guilty about about sending text messages in class when they were not supposed to. Despite those feelings, 80 percent of the students said they normally send at least one text message in each of their classes. Business students conducted the survey for a marketing-research course.
Chuck Martin, an adjunct professor in the business school who teaches the course, says the students expected to find that most students would, like them, want to be allowed to text during class.
But views among surveyed students were actually mixed, with 40 percent of students in favor of allowing texts, 37 percent opposed, and the rest neutral.
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