Research + News | Topic: Computer Use

When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall

Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home. Read the article here.

The Case Against Laptops in the Classroom

Some teachers and professors are rethinking allowing laptops and other electronics in the classroom. Read the article here.

Cell Phones, Academic Performance, Anxiety, and Satisfaction with Life

CHBThe February 2014 issue of Computers in Human Behavior, a scholarly journal dedicated to examining the use of computers from a psychological perspective, features a study concerning “the relationship between cell phone use, academic performance, anxiety, and Satisfaction with Life in college students.”

From the report:

“The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of two measures of CPUse (Total CPUse and Texting) on Academic Performance (GPA), anxiety, and in turn, Satisfaction with Life (SWL). The results indicated that two conceptually identical models utilizing both measures of CPUse had good overall fit. In both models, CPUse was negatively related to GPA and positively related to anxiety. Following this, GPA was positively related to SWL while anxiety was negatively related to SWL.”

Read the full report here.

Downloard the full report (.pdf) here.