News alert - A study warns using laptops in class harms academic performance

At times, it can seem as if the march of technology in higher education is unstoppable but new research has found that using a laptop in class can significantly damage students’ academic performance. An analysis of the grades of about 5,600 students at a private US liberal arts college found that using a laptop appeared to harm the grades of male and low-performing students most significantly. The research, which concluded that use of laptops in class “significantly worsens academic performance,” emerged as academics increasingly permit or even encourage students to use laptops in lectures or the classroom.

Read more on this story in Times Higher Education.

24/04/2017 - 08:57