Texting In Class

Career College Central summary:

  • A new study has found that more than 90 percent of students admit to using their digital devices for non-class activities during class times. Less than 8 percent said that they never do so.
  • The study is based on a survey of 777 students at six colleges and universities. Barney McCoy, associate professor of broadcasting at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, conducted the study and The Journal of Media Education has just published the results. Most of the students were undergraduates, and graduate students were less likely to use their devices for non-class purposes. Undergraduates reporting using their devices for non-class purposes 11 times a day, on average, compared to 4 times a day for graduate students.
  • To view the study's breakdown on the proportion of students admitting to different levels of in-class device use, click here.

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