The Latest Research on Technology Implementation in Educational Settings

Is Technology an Asset or a Distraction in the Classroom?

By Brittany Haynes on Jul 24, 2019

According to an Inside Higher Ed article, a recent survey found that nearly half of students are distracted by technology in the classroom as laptops and phones are being integrated into curriculum.

Although more and more classrooms are utilizing technology and integrating social media-focused tasks in the classroom, as it helps increase student engagement and prepare students for a technologically focused workforce, many researchers are stating that it can impair students’ ability to retain information, as well as lead to lower test scores. Additionally, teachers are becoming concerned as many students are using this technology for unrelated-to-class tasks including texting and posting on social media.

As a leader within educational research, and with the use of social media, online applications, and virtual games in classrooms continuing to expand, IGI Global provides the latest resources exploring the most current trends in the use of technology in the field of education. View the related resources below, which are featured in IGI Global’s InfoSci®-Books:

Finding Balance: Social Media Use in Higher Education
Prof. Danielle McKain (Beaver Area School District, USA) and Prof. Julia Bennett Grise (Beaver Area School District, USA)
Copyright: © 2019 | Pages: 31

Using Tablet Applications as Assistive Tools in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Prof. Tami Seifert (Kibutzim College of Education, Israel) and Prof. Veronika Zimon (Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel)
Copyright: © 2019 | Pages: 20

"Assessing the Quality of Distance Education at a University
Prof. David L. Bolton (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA), Prof. Esther Smidt (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Prof. Rui Li (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright: © 2019 | Pages: 29

Equitable Means Accessible: Using Universal Design for Learning and Student Development Theory to Inform Online Pedagogy
Prof. Kathryn R. Green (Michigan State University, USA) and Prof. Steven Tolman (Georgia Southern University, USA)
Copyright: © 2019 | Pages: 23

"Flip-Game Engineering and Technology Methodology
Prof. Milagros Huerta Gómez de Merodio (University of Cadiz, Spain), Prof. Juan Manuel Dodero (Escuela Superior de Ingeniería, University of Cadiz, Spain), Prof. Nestor Mora Núñez (University of Cadiz, Spain), et al.
Copyright: © 2019 | Pages: 33

An Online Course Design for Inservice Teacher Professional Development in a Digital Age: The Effectiveness of the Double-Layered CoP Model
Prof. Kyungmee Lee (OISE/University of Toronto, Canada) and Prof. Clare Brett (OISE/University of Toronto, Canada)
Copyright: © 2019 | Pages: 28

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