Text messaging: a lecture hall epidemic?

Research suggests only a small fraction of students refrain from texting in class

By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor

College students say their professors would be “shocked” to know just how often they send text messages during lectures, and one researcher has offered a simple and stringent solution: Give failing grades to text-happy students.

Nine in 10 students said in a Wilkes Universitystudy released this month that they have sent and received texts during class, although a much smaller portion of students believe … READ MORE.

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