A College of William and Mary Professor shares some observations about college students’ use of technology in class and how she deals with it. Some of the comments are as worth reading as the article is. An excerpt:
There’s quantitative support for concern about concentration in the classroom. One study showed that, on average, students at the University of Pittsburgh in Bradford said they read 2.6 texts per class and send 2.4, and that their learning probably suffers for it.
A larger survey of more than a thousand students at the University of New Hampshire revealed that only 20 percent of them said they send no texts during a “typical” class. A stunning 15 percent send more than 11 texts in a single class period.
The article is here.