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Digital Distractions in the College Classroom

Digital Distractions in the College Classroom
Author(s)/Editor(s): Abraham Edward Flanigan (Georgia Southern University, USA) and Jackie HeeYoung Kim (Georgia Southern University, USA)
Copyright: ©2022
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9243-4
ISBN13: 9781799892434
ISBN10: 1799892433
EISBN13: 9781799892458


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Student misuse of mobile technology for off-task purposes has become an international phenomenon in college classrooms. When a student’s self-regulation of learning breaks down in the classroom, or when their task motivation begins to wane, turning toward their digital devices for leisure purposes is often the result. Although numerous studies have independently examined student digital distraction in the context of the college classroom, there remains a need to organize the field’s collective understanding of the phenomenon.

Digital Distractions in the College Classroom explores the challenges that arise from student digital distraction along with potential solutions, including how mobile technology can be leveraged to improve student motivation, self-regulation of learning, and achievement. Addressing topics such as academic motivation and instructional design, this book is ideal for instructional designers, instructors, researchers, administrators, academicians, and students.

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