Are Smartphones Hurting College Students' Grades? Findings from an 11-Year Study

Smartphones may be linked to decreased knowledge retention and lower grades in college, according to a recently published study led by Rutgers University psychology Professor Arnold Glass.

The study, conducted at Rutgers over 11 years, found that students who used smartphones to complete class assignments were significantly less likely to remember that material during closed-book exams.

Glass joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss his findings, their relation to K-12 education, and some important implications for policymakers, school leaders, and instructors across the U.S.