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Study: College Kids Spend A Fifth Of Class On Phones Instead Of Learning

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert Posts: 2,731 Senior Member
"According to a new study, college students are spending one-fifth of their time in class on their cell phones or digital devices when they should be learning." …

Maybe they're taking notes.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/01/28/study-college-kids-spend-a-fifth-of-class-on-phones-instead-of-learning/

Replies to: Study: College Kids Spend A Fifth Of Class On Phones Instead Of Learning

  • MandalorianMandalorian Registered User Posts: 1,754 Senior Member
    I don't think it's anything new. 20 years ago kids would probably spend 1/5 of class zoning out, whispering, reading a magazine under the desk etc.

    The distraction has always been there. Why? It's boring to sit in a room and be talked at for an extended period of time.
  • stradmomstradmom Registered User Posts: 4,871 Senior Member
    As a prof, when students are on their phones, that's a hint to me that I need to step up my game.
  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown Forum Champion Brown Posts: 8,225 Forum Champion
    Nearly half reported surfing the web
    Does that include or exclude looking things up relevant to class (e.g. looking up the definition of a word, wikipediaing something, etc)?
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