In the digital age, technological distractions play a major role in many students' academic productivity. Really? Your distance learner might wonder. How harmful can a single text message, a quick glance at Facebook, or a short and sweet Tweet be?
According to a recent study, the average length of time that students spent focusing on a single homework-related task before redirecting their attention, often due to technological distractions, was less than six minutes. [Read more…]