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As a general policy in my courses, screen devices are not permitted during class time, unless otherwise stated. There is ample evidence that such devices hinder rather than aid in student learning.
- Reynol Junco, “In-class multitasking and academic performance,” Computers in Human Behavior 28, no. 6 (November 2012)
- Faria Sanaa, Tina Weston, and Nicholas J.Cepeda, “Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers,” Computers & Education 62 (March 2013)
- Cindi May, “Students are Better Off without a Laptop in the Classroom,” Scientific American (July 11, 2017)