The Use and Abuse of Cell Phones and Text Messaging in the Classroom: A Survey of College Students

  title={The Use and Abuse of Cell Phones and Text Messaging in the Classroom: A Survey of College Students},
  author={D. Tindell and R. Bohlander},
  journal={College Teaching},
  pages={1 - 9}
As the use of mobile devices, such as cell phones, has proliferated in academic settings in recent years, new challenges are faced by institutions of higher education and their faculties. The authors surveyed 269 college students from 21 academic majors at a small northeastern university to gain a better understanding of the frequency and manner in which cell phones are used in college classrooms. Focusing on the use of text messaging in the classroom, students reported on their own and others… Expand
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