dearJulius.com Write For Us

Using Smartphones During Lectures = Lower Grades

SHARE:


By HealthDay News

College students might want to leave their smartphones and tablets behind when they head to a lecture, new research suggests.

Otherwise, the distraction might translate into a lower grade on the final exam.

For the study, researchers followed 118 cognitive psychology students at Rutgers University in New Jersey. For one term, electronic devices were banned in half of the lectures and permitted in the other half. When the devices were allowed, students reported whether they had used them for non-learning purposes during the lecture.

[post_ads]Having an electronic device wasn't associated with lower students' scores in comprehension tests within lectures, but was associated with at least a 5 percent (half-a-grade) lower score in end-of-term exams.

The study was published July 27 in the journal Educational Psychology.

"These findings should alert the many dedicated students and instructors that dividing attention is having an insidious effect that is impairing their exam performance and final grade," said study author Arnold Glass, a professor at Rutgers.

"To help manage the use of devices in the classroom, teachers should explain to students the damaging effect of distractions on retention -- not only for themselves, but for the whole class," Glass added in a journal news release.

More information
The National Education Association explains how some teachers use smartphones in the classroom.

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

Body & Mind,3,Fitness,20,Health,1450,Weight Loss,3,Wellness,2,
ltr
item
Health - U.S. Daily News: Using Smartphones During Lectures = Lower Grades
Using Smartphones During Lectures = Lower Grades
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vz7pxiwAYaM/W16y-QEC-pI/AAAAAAAA2Aw/bGImuCbIjBEteZQXpNvivcwrScu7h3MPgCEwYBhgL/s1600/6.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vz7pxiwAYaM/W16y-QEC-pI/AAAAAAAA2Aw/bGImuCbIjBEteZQXpNvivcwrScu7h3MPgCEwYBhgL/s72-c/6.jpg
Health - U.S. Daily News
https://health.dailynews.us.com/2018/07/using-smartphones-during-lectures-lower.html
https://health.dailynews.us.com/
https://health.dailynews.us.com/
https://health.dailynews.us.com/2018/07/using-smartphones-during-lectures-lower.html
true
6734990777582388991
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy