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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.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/01/26/study-use-devices-class-nonclass-purposes-rise

Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices  — U.S. News & World Report

Most college students use smartphones in classroom: Study

Most college students use smartphones in classroom: Study — BGR India-

College Students are Distracted: Spending a Fifth of Class Time on Devices: Study –Latinos Health

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/01/20/research-college-students-more-distracted-than-ever.aspx

Some college kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices — Phys.Org

http://www.bgr.in/news/most-college-students-use-smartphones-in-classroom-study/ — BGR

Digital distraction in class is on the rise — Science Daily

Most college students use smartphones in classroom: Study — Gizbot

Digital Distraction In Class Is On The Rise — 1011now

http://www.nebraska.tv/story/31061220/some-college-kids-spend-a-fifth-of-class-time-on-digital-devices

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/31061220/some-college-kids-spend-a-fifth-of-class-time-on-digital-devices

Some college kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices — news9.com KWTV ‎

Some college kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices — WSFA

Some college kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices — KTTC

Some college kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices — KTBS

Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices — Philly.com

College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices: Survey — Doctors Lounge

http://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/adolescents-and-teen-health-news-719/college-kids-spend-a-fifth-of-class-time-on-their-smartphones-study-707326.html

http://www.coloradoindependent.com/157241/smartphone-use-hinders-education-but-students-wont-quit

Research: College Students More Distracted Than Ever — Campus Technology

Digital Distractions in Classroom on the Rise — The Center for Public Intergrity