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ERIC Number: EJ1053294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Smartphones in the Classroom as Impediments to Student Learning
Synnott, C. Kevin
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v26 n1 p161-168 2015
The author examined the literature regarding college students' use of smartphones during class time. Findings included the following: Students believe they are capable of multitasking with smartphones, but they are not and earn lower grades as a result; students misperceive that their peers use smartphones during class time more than they do to text other students, surf the Web, and visit social sites; and professors' policies regarding cellphone use vary greatly, but they agree that campuswide policies regarding smartphone use would enhance learning. Gaps in the literature are identified and areas for future research proposed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A