New studies show the cost of student laptop use in lecture classes |

It’s been about ten years since college students on most campuses began to take notes on a laptop in lecture classes. So that’s about 10 years of professors fretting about it.

It seems obvious that students are, at the least, themselves distracted during lectures–supporting anecdotal evidence can be collected by popping into the back of any large lecture hall and observing laptop content; you’ll see plenty of social media websites open, students responding to messages or email, and a surprising number of people shopping. Photo credit:…

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