With teens becoming more independent by procuring licenses and spending more time with their friends than family, they are being consumed by the emergence of drug use, social media, and electronics which appear to have a negative impact on students’ grades. Not restricted to these said causes, a student’s life at home and their relationships with their teachers may also yield alterations to GPAs and can negatively result in a student dropping out. A recent study performed by The Miriam Hospital´s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine on college women showed that the average student spends nearly half of her day occupying herself with trivial electronic usage, that is, personal cell phone usage, internet usage, and watching television. There was a strong correlation that linked low GPAs with high usage of social media. The low GPA may be resultant of the fact that increased social media usage also yields lower classroom attendance, lower assignment completion rates, a lack of sleep, as well as low levels of in-class confidence.
This also proves that multitasking is not helpful when it comes to students completing their everyday classwork because it greatly slows them down, which could problem for students considering most assignments are timed. Also, from the same online article it says, “In an experiment involving 62 undergraduate students taking a principles of accounting course, half were allowed to text during the lecture and the half had their phone turned off. After the lecture both groups took the same quiz and the students who did not text scored significantly higher on the quiz” (Weimer 2). This means that the students who multitasked received lower grades merely because of the fact that they multitasked. This proves that multitasking negatively impacts students because the students who received a lower grade are the ones who multitasked.
Because Vishal focus more on technology then on this schoolwork and he also said that he blame digital media for his bad grades. All in all, multitasking can negatively impact or change students studying habits by focusing on other things. For example, if a person get a text message, while he/she doing homework right way they want to check it. I think students should stay one tasks at a time instead of doing so many things at the same time. Student cannot stay focus on one thing and put higher frustration on their brain.
Although students do indeed spend greater time using CMC to communicate, users ranging from children to undergraduates are demonstrating the ability to change the content according to social context as seen with many other traditional communication methods. People opposed fear the increased exposure will negatively affect the literacy skills of users, as CMC becomes more acquainted with the associated vocabulary... ... middle of paper ... ...ourse Analysis Online, 1(1). Thurlow, C. (2006). From Statistical Panic to Moral Panic: The Metadiscursive Construction and Popular Exaggeration of New Media Language in the Print Media. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 11, 667–701.
(“NEGATIVE”). This is important because the students are getting distracted by social media and aren’t focusing on school which causes their grades to decrease. Not only does social media lower your grades but other types of technology like too much TV and video games. According to psu.edu, “Another area of focus is that children who spend time too much time in front of the television or playing video games tend to have worse grades than those students who are active and involved in extracurricular activities.” (“Negative”). This is important because the students that watch TV are not focused in school however, the students doing activities are highly motivated to keep up their grades because some activities require them to have good grades.
Many experts have observed students affected negatively from ICT in their education, which shows through their work. According to “Pros and Cons of Using ICT in Reading and Writing” published by International Education Studies, the authors discuss a teacher regarding the pessimistic side of technology, “Students use too much ICT tools, they tend to use a lot of short forms like ‘cos’ to mean ‘because’, ‘ur’ to mean ‘your’ and many others. They also like to use this SMS language in their essay writing” (Yunus et al. 126). When responding to a question or other blogs online, students use this type of SMS language to replace words because they use it frequently in texting and it seems easier for the student.
These studies were conduc... ... middle of paper ... ...ch made us unable to use some data and it made difficult to describe the result. In the next study, I think we should revise the questionnaire and the way we collect the data because many students have difficulty to complete IA test. We included many questions to answer in a very limited time. This study couldn’t find relationship between IAT scores and GPA in lower IA group. This may be because TUJ students need a certain amount of time to use the Internet for education as well as for entertainment which did not reach to the severe level of Internet addiction.
Recent discovery by Junco (2011) “resulted in students who update their status more often projected in lower academic outcome and their overall GPA dropped”. Junco and Cotton (2012) “found students who spent more time using information and communication technologies while doing homework—specifically Facebook and texting—had lower college grade point averages”. Junco and Cotton (2011) “found that students who spent more time using instant messaging while studying or doing schoolwork had lower grades”. It was found that students who used social media or cell phones during studying were more likely to be distracted and multitask. In the Jacobsen (2011) study one of the limitations was the way they measured the electronic/social media and restrictions on the data that was produce.
The study also stated one-quarter of participants who were disrupted by technology when studying or attending class had their grades negatively impacted. College students use the internet in a positive way and some abuse in a negative way that could impact their performance. If a student is more focused on how many likes they got for their status than hearing important information their teacher is telling them then their grades and performance are going to be a result of their lost focus.
This could present a bias; most of my friends are in grade 12 and University therefore students in grade 9, 10 and 11 have a lower chance of inputting their data. In this survey, students were not notified on the topic of the survey. This way they did not have any prior knowledge ab... ... middle of paper ... ...rastination due to accessible knowledge. The yearning of using cell phones for educational purposes in class causes the average to increase because of sheer willpower to study. And watching videos on the phone will cause students to lose valuable time and fill up their minds with unnecessary information or so I believe.