Research + News | Topic: Digital Distraction
Apr 25, 2018
A New Study Shows That Students Learn Way More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens
While new forms of classroom technology like digital textbooks are more accessible and portable, it would be wrong to assume that students will automatically be better served by digital reading simply because they prefer it. Read the article here.
Mar 23, 2018
Gen-Z Relieved To Escape Their Smartphones For Several Weeks, Study Suggests
mbers of Generation Z are relieved when placed in a situation where they are unable to access their smartphones for several weeks, suggests a study conducted by Screen Education, a non-profit organization that addresses smartphone addiction. Read the article here.
Mar 2, 2018
The Purge: New Apps Help The Tech Addicted With Digital Detox
With Millennials checking their phones an estimated 150 times a day—at least six times an hour discounting sleep—it isn’t surprising that they sometimes feel the need to detox from all of this connection. Read the article here.
Feb 16, 2018
How Is Digital Text Affecting Student Comprehension?
Researchers found that digital reading was faster but less effective as a tool for helping students process and learn information. Read more from the Growing Leaders’ blog post here.
Feb 8, 2018
The Growing Leaders blog discusses the issue of digital distraction and what we can do to help Gen Z from being distracted. Read the blog post here.
Nov 27, 2017
Laptops Are Great. But Not During A Lecture Or A Meeting.
Step into any college lecture hall and you are likely to find a sea of students typing away at open, glowing laptops as the professor speaks. Read the article here.
Nov 6, 2017
Digital Dopamine: When ‘Delightful’ Becomes A Drug
Developers want their software to be addictive, a habit that users can’t break, that connects at a level that transcends thought. Read the article here.
Nov 3, 2017
Screen Time Is Changing The Way We Think, Focus, And Memorize
Electronic devices (especially smartphones) are addictive and can easily distract us from the very “tasks” our phones purport to simplify. Read the article here.
Aug 24, 2017
Girl Chatting On FaceTime Struck And Critically Injured By Car
A teenage girl is hospitalized in critical condition after witnesses say she walked in front of a moving car while engaged in a video chat on her mobile phone. Read the article here.
Jun 2, 2017
One Parent Addiction That Produces Regrets
Tim Elmore discusses research showing that students wish their parents would put away their digital devices. Read the blog post here.