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How People Learn – Using learning theory to inform instruction. “Learning styles” seem to be very popular these days in education.

How People Learn – Using learning theory to inform instruction.

However, the notion that each person learns differently is likely a myth (Olson, 2006). It is not a different learning style students enter instruction with, but different prior knowledge and experiences. In fact, when students receive instruction within their “style” of choice, they often perform more poorly on assessments (Salomon, 1984). The explanation for this discrepancy is that students exert less mental effort on tasks they prefer due to perception of ease. Therefore, the students are not as actively mentally engaged in the learning activities. How Does A Camera Work? A Photography Tutorial for Beginners. Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say. Laptops are common in lecture halls worldwide.

Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say

Students hear a lecture at the Johann Wolfang Goethe-University on Oct. 13, 2014, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Laptops are common in lecture halls worldwide.

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New research. Relationships among smartphone addiction, stress, academic performance, and satisfaction with life. Full length article Computer Science Department, Notre Dame University-Louaize, Zouk Mosbeh, P.O.

Relationships among smartphone addiction, stress, academic performance, and satisfaction with life

Box: 72, Zouk Mikael, Lebanon Received 28 September 2015, Revised 24 October 2015, Accepted 17 December 2015, Available online 31 December 2015 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.12.045. To excel or not to excel: Strong evidence on the adverse effect of smartphone addiction on academic performance.

Elsevier: Article Locator. EFFECTS OF CLASSROOM CELL PHONE USE ON EXPECTED AND ACTUAL LEARNING. Home » EFFECTS OF CLASSROOM CELL PHONE USE ON EXPECTED AND ACTUAL LEARNING College Student Journal;Jun2012, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p323 Academic Journal Studies of driving indicate that the conversational aspects of using cell phones generate high risks from divided attention.

EFFECTS OF CLASSROOM CELL PHONE USE ON EXPECTED AND ACTUAL LEARNING

Prior surveys document high rates at which students carry phones to and use them during class. Some experiments have demonstrated that cell phones distract students from learning. The Attentional Cost of Receiving a Cell Phone Notification. ImpactMobilePhoneUsage. ISTE policy brief student achievement. The relationship between cell phone use, academic performance, anxiety, and Satisfaction with Life in college students. Kent State University, College of Education, Health and Human Services, Kent, OH 44242-000, USA Available online 23 November 2013 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.chb.2013.10.049 Get rights and content.

The relationship between cell phone use, academic performance, anxiety, and Satisfaction with Life in college students

41. Study: Cell Phone Ban Linked to Rise in Test Scores. A new study has found that schools that ban the use of cell phones have shown an increase in student test scores of 6%, causing researchers to suggest stricter cell phone policies in classrooms.

Study: Cell Phone Ban Linked to Rise in Test Scores

In their paper, Ill Communication: Technology, Distraction and Student Performance, researchers at the University of Texas and Louisiana State University looked at cell phone policies within schools in four cities in England beginning in 2001, paying particular attention to any change in test scores before and after any cell phone ban was enacted, writes Dan Kedmey for Time. While none of the schools surveyed had cell phone bans in place in 2001, 50% had them in 2007. By 2012, 98% of schools surveyed did not allow cell phones on school grounds. According to researchers, after schools placed a ban on cell phones, the average test score of students aged 16 or higher increased by 6.4%.

Multi tasking. ERIC - Making Sense of Multitasking: Key Behaviours, Computers & Education, 2013-Apr. Traditionally viewed as a positive characteristic, there is mounting evidence that multitasking using digital devices can have a range of negative impacts on task performance and learning.

ERIC - Making Sense of Multitasking: Key Behaviours, Computers & Education, 2013-Apr

While the cognitive processes that cause these impacts are starting to be understood and the evidence that they occur in real learning contexts is mounting, the mechanics and extent of students' task switching and multitasking during learning activities is neither well documented or understood. This study seeks to redress this gap by defining and describing key task switching and multitasking behaviours adopted by students. It employs computer-based task switching and self-directed learning as the technology and learning frameworks within which these behaviours are explored.

A custom monitoring system was used to capture and analyse 3372 computer session logs of students undertaking self-directed study within an open-access computer laboratory. EJ977783. Short scale article Baumgartner 2016 preprint. Ppm ppm0000100. Ppm ppm0000100. Van der Schuur et al 2015 Literature Review. Short scale article Baumgartner 2016 preprint. The Relationship Between Media Multitasking and Executive Function in Early Adolescents.

Abstract The increasing prevalence of media multitasking among adolescents is concerning because it may be negatively related to goal-directed behavior.

The Relationship Between Media Multitasking and Executive Function in Early Adolescents

Growing up digital. Sciencedirect-quick-reference-guide. The Laptop and the Lecture: The Effects of Multitasking in Learning Environments. - 01DRU - Drake University. The consequences of media multitasking for youth: A review. Literature Review Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Received 25 September 2014, Revised 8 June 2015, Accepted 16 June 2015, Available online 11 July 2015 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.06.035 Get rights and content Highlights.

The consequences of media multitasking for youth: A review

"The World of Multiasking Teens: How Library Programming Changing to Meet These Needs" by Hill, Rebecca - Young Adult Library Services, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Summer 2010. Walk into any bedroom, library, or gathering of teenagers and you will find them sitting with not one electronic item, but two, three, and maybe even four.

"The World of Multiasking Teens: How Library Programming Changing to Meet These Needs" by Hill, Rebecca - Young Adult Library Services, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Summer 2010

Teens are the jugglers of our times. Like amoebas, today's teens will move effortlessly from cell phone to iPod to computer to television to iPhone, all while doing their homework. Some researchers call this attention switching while others call it media multitasking. A Generation Immersed in Media, Educational Leadership, 2006-Apr. This article briefly reports the findings of "Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-Olds," a study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Stanford University researchers. The report studied media use a nationally representative sample of more than 2,000 3rd through 12th graders in the United States. The study found that although the actual number of hours that young people devote to media use has remained steady in recent years--at approximately six and one-half hours daily--teens are multitasking more as they engage in using various media simultaneously. This translates into eight and one-half hours of media exposure daily.

Can Teens Really Do It All?: Techno-Multitasking, Learning, and Performance, Independent School, 2011. Many adults and students today think of themselves as excellent multitaskers--switching from task to task or from task to play in a nanosecond. Yet the pings and tweets their devices emit interrupt them in ways that are more problematic than they think.

One of the powerful myths in the culture today is that multitasking is efficient for work or for learning. Research, however, tells a different story. Among adults who spend time multitasking at work or home, more and more people report having difficulty concentrating on a single complex task for an extended period of time. Sleep and use of electronic devices in adolescence: results from a large population-based study. + Author Affiliations Correspondence to Dr Mari Hysing; mari.hysing@uni.no Received 26 September 2014 Revised 28 November 2014 Accepted 2 December 2014 Published 2 February 2015 Objectives Adolescents spend increasingly more time on electronic devices, and sleep deficiency rising in adolescents constitutes a major public health concern. The aim of the present study was to investigate daytime screen use and use of electronic devices before bedtime in relation to sleep.

Multitasking adolescents and peer reviewed. EJ977783. The Effects of Technological Overload on Children: An Art Therapist's Perspective - 01DRU - Drake University. "Digital Generation Teachers Technology Use" by Lan Li, Eric Worch et al. Abstract While teachers’ conservative attitude toward technology has been identified as a barrier to effective technology integration in classrooms, it is often optimistically assumed that this issue will resolve when the digital generation enters the teaching profession (Morris, 2012). International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 10498.