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ERIC Number: ED562241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
The Cognitve Cost of Chatting While Attending a Lecture: A Temporal Analysis
Bigenho, Chris; Lin, Lin; Gold, Caroline; Gupta, Arjun; Rawitscher, Lindsay
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (Fort Worth, TX, Oct 22-24, 2013)
It is common to see students multitasking or switching between different tasks on the computer while also listening to the teacher lecture in the front of a classroom. In today's classrooms, students have much greater control over how they use their time, with the classroom integration of computers and mobile devices combined with social media and text-based chat tools. It is important to understand how students learn with the connected technologies. This study examines high-school students' ability to take notes and obtain information from a video while simultaneously carrying a conversation online with a friend. [For the full proceedings, see ED562107.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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