Focused Students Put Down Their Smartphones

Posted by M ws On Friday, April 6, 2012 0 comments
Concentrating in class gets two thumbs up. Which has the benefit of keeping those thumbs off the smartphone. A new study finds that texting in class distracts students. And that effective learners, who earn higher grades, text less during class.

The research is in the journal Communication Education. [Fang-Yi Flora Wei, Y. Ken Wang & Michael Klausner, Rethinking College Students' Self-Regulation and Sustained Attention: Does Text Messaging During Class Influence Cognitive Learning?]

Whether in or out of class, almost all American college students send texts rather than emails or instant messages.


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