JoME Generates Global Buzz!
The January 2016 issue of the Journal of Media Education is generating significant interest among members of the media and tech industries worldwide due in large part to an article on the use of digital devices in the classroom.
A study by author Barney McCoy, an associate professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, shows that students spend nearly twenty percent of their time in class distracted by the use of their personal digital devices. This is a cause for concern for both parents and teachers. “If one were to monetize the cost to students of classroom digital distractions over the span of a four-year college degree program, the cost of those distractions might easily run in the tens of thousands of dollars”, says McCoy.
The full article is available by following the link above. Below is a sampling of the variety of news outlets citing the article.
The Journal of Media Education is a publication of the Broadcast Education Association. Submissions are accepted on an on-going basis and prospective authors are encouraged to send submissions to the editor, David Byland, at Dbyland@beajome.org.
Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices — U.S. News & World Report
Digital distraction in class is on the rise — Science Daily
Some college kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices — news9.com KWTV
College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices: Survey — Doctors Lounge
Research: College Students More Distracted Than Ever — Campus Technology
Digital Distractions in Classroom on the Rise — The Center for Public Intergrity