How Researchers Changed the World

Arnold Glass: Phones in the classroom and falling grades

July 16, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
How Researchers Changed the World
Arnold Glass: Phones in the classroom and falling grades
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How Researchers Changed the World
Arnold Glass: Phones in the classroom and falling grades
Jul 16, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
How Researchers Changed the World
Arnold Glass discusses his research, which shows if students use mobile phones during lectures their exam results will be up to 7% lower
Show Notes

"I had very good evidence that if a student divided attention in class, they were going to do less well on their exams."

Arnold Glass is currently Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Rutgers University. His research has focused on the psychology and neuroscience of learning, and particularly on how a teacher's instructions affect learning and memory in students. Within this, he has also explored how students using phones and other technology in the classroom can negatively affect learning and memory.

This podcast focuses on Arnold Glass' 2018 research paper: 'Dividing attention in the classroom reduces exam performance'. The research investigates the relationship between declines in final exam performance among Arnold's own students and their increased use of mobile phones and electronic devices in classrooms and lectures.