Dr. Janet Waters

My eportfolio and research blog

Page 3 of 3

Does everyone text in class?

“But everyone does it!” Is addiction to using your mobile phone universal? Do all students use their phones frequently and inappropriately, such as texting in class? No. It depends on your personality traits. Roberts, Pullig and Manolis (2015) looked at… Continue Reading →

Does multitasking impair studying? Experiment found it depends on the situation

Here’s a series of experiments that were done to see if multitasking while reading on screen or listening to a lecture impaired comprehension and time. Pashler, Kang and Renita (2013) looked at 1) the time spent reading and 2) comprehension… Continue Reading →

Another solution to texting in class

And here’s another study that hints at a solution to texting in class. A study of self-control suggests that “situation selection” is rated by students as the significantly most effective strategy (in this case, not bringing the phone to the… Continue Reading →

What can help students stop the impulse to text in class!

What can help you resist? Mindfulness! So…. the impulse to look at an incoming text in class – and worse, respond – seems hard to resist. As Miller and Brannon (2017) note, the research suggests that students do recognize that… Continue Reading →

Texting in Class!

Check out my page on current research findings about texting in class – who does it, how many do it, why, and what are the effects of the distraction. Lots of surveys and experiments have been done and I’ll summarize… Continue Reading →

Research Proposal

Link here to see a brief version of my research proposal. I’m in the midst of the first phase, the Literature Review, which should take about four months.  Once I have completed reviewing and summarizing the articles on the topic,… Continue Reading →

My research question

My first post in my research blog – my research question! Beginning your research, the very first step is to be clear on your topic. What is your research question? What are you wanting to study? The research question for… Continue Reading →

Hi folks

My eportfolio site is under development, but stay tuned for posts on my research blog! I am doing a research study about current student learning styles, study habits, and distractions, and I’ll blog my findings as I conduct a literature… Continue Reading →

Newer posts »

© 2019 Dr. Janet Waters — Powered by WordPress

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑