Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Do Students Find Electronic Devices in the Classroom Distracting?

Apparently not.

Most college students admit that their use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops can
interfere with learning, but very few consider it a major distraction,
according to anew report from Barney McCoy, an associate professor of
broadcasting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

More than 80 percent of students surveyed by McCoy said that their use of digital devices
can interfere with their learning, but fewer than five percent said it was a
big or very big distraction when they or their classmates used them. Only 17
percent of students surveyed said that using digital devices in class was not a
distraction.

"I don't think students necessarily think it's problematic," McCoy said in a
prepared statement. "They think it's part of their lives."

The full posting at Campus Technology has some interesting findings.

(ljs)

 

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