Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

It's hard to know what conclusions you can draw from a study of 31 students in a Midwestern university class, but this study (13 page PDF) tries. According to the authors, banning cellphones did not improve the students' results in the course. More interestingly, banning cellsphones was associated with higher evaluation scores for the instructor. Here's the rest of January's ijSOTL filled with studies of similar scope.

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2021 9:17 p.m.