Most schools ban cell phones in the classrooms, and a new study suggests that may be a mistake. The devices commonly regarded as the bane of educators’ intent on creating the right environment for learning may yet emerge as a superior teaching tool. In this new guise, cell phones take on an unexpected ergonomic quality because they enable students to achieve more.
It’s unexpected because, ergonomically speaking, cell phones would seem to be the same distraction for learners that they are for drivers. The July 27 issue of The Ergonomics Report