Found Words – Laptops

“One recent semester, Siebert tracked the grades of 17 student laptop addicts. At the end of the term, their average grade was 71 percent, “almost the same as the average for the students who didn’t come at all.”

Sieber believes that those students, in turn, divert the attention of the students behind them, a parabolic effect she calls the “cone of distraction.””

-from The Washington Post, “Wide Web of diversions gets laptops evicted from lecture halls”

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