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Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams'

mheredgemheredge TeacherHere and therePosts: 31,540 mod
I saw this story today and thought it was an interesting point for discussion. These days most students use digital devices but is it really such a good idea?

According to this study, allowing students to use computers and the internet in classrooms was seen to substantially harm their results. Students barred from using laptops or digital devices in lectures and seminars apparently did better in their exams than those allowed to use computers and access the internet. The researchers have recommended that removing laptops and iPads from classes would be equivalent of improving the quality of teaching.

What do you think of this idea? When you study, do you use a laptop, tablet or any other device? How do you study? Do you use your mobile phone to record lectures or a laptop or tablet to take notes? (In my pre-internet day, we didn't even have the internet to assist us in our research!)


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