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Should Mobile Devices be Used in the Classroom?


March 05, 2018 | 1 min read |

Matthew Sherlock, Product Director, Ex Libris Mobile Campus Solutions

Since mobile phones and devices stormed their way onto the market, there have been diametrically opposed opinions as to whether they should or should not be used in the classroom. Does having these devices in a teaching environment increase distraction or enhance discovery?

As with many things in life, the answer is probably a mixture of both. Perhaps the question is less “Should phones be allowed in classrooms?” and more “What are the ways these devices can be used to improve the learning experience for students and increase their success?”