Study shows texting during class a bad idea

These folks have a keen sense of the obvioius.  A recent study conducted reveals what almost everyone already could have told them: texting during class is a bad idea.  No kidding?  Who’da thunk it?  They spent money on this, folks!

“College students who frequently text message during class have difficulty staying attentive to classroom lectures and consequently risk having poor learning outcomes, finds a new study accepted for publication in the National Communication Association’s journal Communication Education.”

The article goes on to suggest, “Students should consider limiting their texting during class.”  I’d go a few steps further.

1. Texting during class is RUDE both to the professor and to the other students trying to learn.

2. Texting during class is a great way to make a bad impression on a professor/teacher.

3. Texting during class can lower your grade either by not allowing you to pay close attention or by creating a poor impression which contributes to a professor’s sway when a student’s grade is on the fence between an A and a B (or more likly a C and a D).

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  1. Oh, I agree with you all the way!!!!! However, it’s difficult to stop. We have very stringent texting in class rules and they get around them. Some are very good at stealth texting. Occasionally, someone will forget to turn their sounds off and I’ll catch them that way. Or. . . heh-heh-heh. . . I keep facebook up in the background and check it occasionally when the kids are testing or quiet. I’ve caught many of them making comments while in my class! Yes, it’s rude, disrespectful and lowers your grade. Many don’t care, though.

  2. Art of Eloquence says:

    Very true.