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Students feel professors must stop internet usage in classroom, says this study

“While students felt that it was their choice to use the technology, they saw it as the instructors’ responsibility to motivate them not to use it,” said co-author of the study Elena Neiterman.

ther than teaching, professors must also take care of the fact that their students don’t surf the web in class, believe students, says a recent study. In a recent mixed-method study, published in the Journal of ‘Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,’ researchers surveyed 478 undergraduates and 36 instructors on their perception of technology use in class.

What did the survey find out about the students?

The survey found that nine percent of students thought course materials that could be seen on other students’ laptops were distracting, whereas 49 percent thought that non-course materials on other students’ screens were distracting.