Study: Web Surfing in Class Hurts Top Students Too

June 18, 2014

Conventional wisdom holds that marginal students may pay more of a price for web surfing during class than top students, who are presumed to be better multitaskers. But a study at Michigan State University challenges that belief. The study tracked 500 students in an introductory psychology course, using ACT scores to measure intellectual ability. And top students as well as others saw their performance lag if they were heavy internet users in class (for non-class reasons).


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