The Direct and Indirect Effects of Laptop Multitasking in Higher Education




Weston, Tina
Sana, Faria
Wisehearth, Mélody

Based on a two-part study involving undergraduate students, this article deals with the use of laptop computers to multitask—a use that may have adverse consequences, not only on multitaskers themselves, but also on nearby students, for whom these devices can be a source of distraction. To encourage students to stay focused solely on the task at hand, teachers might wish to consider incorporating the laptop into classroom exercises, among other strategies.


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