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Today's Newsletter: What Mobile Tech Really Means in a Classroom

BC assistant professor Vincent Cho and graduate research assistant Joshua Littenberg-Tobias presented a new survey tool last week that tries to discern if mobile devices help or hurt learning in the classroom.
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While the old debate about “computers in the classroom” prattles on, researchers at Boston College are attempting to identify the realities beyond the rhetoric. BC assistant professor Vincent Cho and graduate research assistant Joshua Littenberg-Tobias presented a new survey tool last week that tries to discern if mobile devices help or hurt learning in the classroom. The survey focuses on three areas: how mobile technology can be used to improve “whole student” outcomes, the impact of these new technologies on classroom learning, and the impact of “digital distraction.” The cynical old man in me says this ultimately comes down to common sense. Teachers that can manage both these tools and their students will find great success. Those that can’t, won’t. —Kevin Hogan, Content Director

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