War on mobile devices in the college classroom

Dr. Robert Shuter, research professor, was recently featured in the Huffington Post and on National Public Radio. Two recent studies co-authored by Shuter show a wide gulf between the attitude of faculty members and that of students in how devices affect - or should affect - the classroom environment. 

“Studies Show Sharp Divide Regarding Technology in the Classroom”, National Public Radio interview and story – June 15, 2016

“End the Classroom War on Mobil Devices”, Huffington Post - July 1, 2016

The studies appeared in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication and the journal Communication Education, and each show that students felt pretty strongly about the positive value of devices, while faculty saw them as a distraction.  Dr. Shuter and Dr. Pauline Hope Cheong, associate professor with the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication co-authored and published the studies on electronic media in the classroom.

Shuter is also professor emeritus of communication studies at Marquette University.