By Maxine Joselow
You probably won’t finish reading this post without opening a new tab or checking your phone. Especially if you’re a college student, a recent study shows.
Students spend nearly 21% of class time using a digital device for an unrelated activity like email or social media, according to preliminary research conducted by Barney McCoy, associate professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. They also check a digital device 10.5 times per class day on average.