How Researchers Changed the World

Gain an insight into the fascinating world of research with the How Researchers Changed the World podcast. Follow the story of one passionate researcher every episode, unpacking their motivations for the subject, the challenges of the research, and how their research went on to change the world we live in.


episode 6: Arnold Glass: Phones in the classroom and falling grades

"I had very good evidence that if a student divided attention in class, they were going to do less well on their exams."

Arnold Glass is currently Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Rutgers University. His research has focused on the psychology and neuroscience of learning, and particularly on how a teacher's instructions affect learning and memory in students. Within this, he has also explored how students using phones and other technology in the classroom can negatively affect learning and memory.

This podcast focuses on Arnold Glass' 2018 research paper: 'Dividing attention in the classroom reduces exam performance'. The research investigates the relationship between declines in final exam performance among Arnold's own students and their increased use of mobile phones and electronic devices in classrooms and lectures.


 2019-07-16  29m