Monday, August 20, 2018

Multitasking study

Students who multitask with devices during class -- taking lecture notes while scrolling social media -- can process information in the moment but will struggle to retain that information long term, according to a  recent study. The researchers also report lower exam performance and risk of distracting other students.
Glass, A., & Kang, M. (2018).  Dividing attention in the classroom reduces exam performance.  Educational Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/01443410.2018.1489046

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