The Learning Renaissance

Mobile Phones and Academic Performance

 Photograph: Caiaimage/REX Shutterstock

Photograph: Caiaimage/REX Shutterstock

In the sometimes headlong rush to incorporate technology into learning, the Guardian has sounded a note of warning about the corrosive effects that mobile phones can have on learning based on a number of recent studies. I think the mobile phone’s ubiquitous use is the clearest example of how ‘we are in a constant state of partial attention’.

The studies point out more graphically the impact of the technology on learners: Schools that ban mobile phones see better academic results | The Guardian


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