COLLEGE WRITING: LAPTOPS, MOBILES CAUSING A DISTRACTION FOR OTHER STUDENTS

Introduction

Technology plays a significant role in today’s learning. The students can access factors in a more detailed manner and gain more contextual knowledge regarding specific subjects. However, in a critical note, it can be identified that mobile laptops are offering distractions to the students in their classroom activities and their overall lifestyles as well. The topic is analyzed critically in the latter sections through the descriptive essay and an annotated bibliography essay. The potential aim of this study is to design a structure for research argumentative essay regarding the aforementioned topic. In addition to that, this study will also highlight that digital technology is helpful to the students in providing better learning resources to the students as well as peers in the college. Through these analytical forms, the research topic can be examined in a more detailed manner for understanding the critical viewpoint.  

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Analysis. 3

Plan for an explanatory essay. 3

Annotated bibliography essay. 5

The base of argumentative essay. 8

Conclusion. 8

References. 9

Analysis

Plan for explanatory essay

In a descriptive note, it can be identified that the current education system has been affected by distracted students. This resulted in misled students, and affected classroom activities in school and other educational associations. However, in an argumentative manner, it also can be identified that educational trainers can develop the existing standards of learning by involving the students in the online teaching and learning process. The presence of gadgets like mobiles, laptops can increase the opportunity of learning for the students and they can improve their learning actions for a better future. Hence, it can be understood that the relationship between the learning process and innovative gadgets needed to be explored in the argumentative essay in the future. In this context, the processes through which the students can improve their learning skills or become defocused from their learning and classroom actions need to be analyzed in an argumentative manner as well. This proves to be effective for the researcher, as the impact of technology on students can offer adequate support to this research topic. Hence, the quality of the research can be enhanced through this as well. Besides these factors, the argumentative analysis also seeks information regarding the process of technology usage in the classroom along with the factors, through which the students can be distracted from their educational actions needed to be highlighted specifically in the argumentative essay. These collectively improve the argumentative quality of the essay and develop a profound conclusion related to the project topic.

Adds to these factors, it can be identified that the mentioned factors guide the researcher to factors like attention, the participation of students in their classroom actions, memorizing the power of students, and others. Shedding lights on these factors can be helpful for the analyst to identify the impact of developed gadgets on educational factors that can be represented in a more argumentative manner for specific knowledge development regarding the topic. In a more detailed analysis of the study, it also can be identified that the role of the teachers and the family members of the students needed to be examined effectively in the argumentative description. This is effective for the analysis, as the individual’s role can be represented in a classified manner. The process can guide the individual to more effective future actions. Adds to the aforementioned individuals, it can be sensed that the local government has certain actions in this process as well. The governing bodies needed to involve directly in the internet accessibility of the concerned country, through which the administration can restrict the users, especially the students to be misled by factors like drug addicting and other criminal acts in the future. The active participation of the governing bodies can be effective for promoting the usage of internet and innovative gadgets amongst the students for developing their existing skills of learning and restrict them to access the drug suppliers through the internet. Hence, in an argumentative essay, the researcher would like to incorporate the roles of governing bodies and the family members of the students to eliminate the risk of drugs and other distractions of the students in their classroom environment.         

Annotated bibliography essay

After analyzing the above-mentioned factors, it can be identified that the argumentative essay needs to be analyzed by the provided structure for better analysis of factors, related to the topic. In this section, the description is done concerning the relevant resources regarding the project topic.

Annotated bibliography 1:

Douglas, Duncan, Hoekstra Angel, and Wilcox Bethany. "Digital devices, distraction, and student performance: Does in-class cell phone use reduce learning?." Astronomy education review (2012)

Answer

After extracting the relevant outcomes from the source, it can be highlighted that the literature piece highlights the impact of digital platforms on the performance of students. The detailed analysis of the source, it can be identified that the potential aim is to evaluate the negative impacts of technology on the students’ performance. From the given source, it is evaluated that, the student who is pursuing education at any level is more engaged in using mobile. They are often engaged in playing games as well as watching worthless things on mobile which is adversely affecting their overall performance (Douglas p.320). Everything on this earth has two aspects, so with the help of digital technology, it becomes easier for the students to learn things efficiently. It has become very common to use cell phones in the classrooms and this, as a result, is creating a negative impact on the students. In addition to that, new findings say that giving school students access to digital devices such as cell phones, I pads, eBooks or laptops are constantly hurting their learning process. Again, it can be said that if these technologies are put in the hands of teachers, there would be definitely, a positive impact. Hence, it can be identified that the negative impacts of technology have been recorded in this literature piece.

Annotated bibliography 2:

Froese, A. D., Carpenter, C. N., Inman, D. A., Schooley, J. R., Barnes, R. B., Brecht, P. W., & Chacon, J. D. (2012). Effects of classroom cell phone use on expected and actual learning. College Student Journal, 46(2), 323-332

Answer

The author here examined that the college students who are engaged more in their cell phones at the time of learning are not able to learn properly and receiving improper education. Findings from this piece of the literature show that the student always believes they can do multiple tasks with the help of mobiles at the time of learning.  But this is not true. As a result, they are receiving low grades in their exams (Froese p.323).  The second one, students continuously misperceive that the peers or the other staffs in the universities are more engaged in their cell phones than them.  In addition to that, students also believe that the policies of professors regarding the usage of cell phones are varying greatly. On the other hand, professors believe that campus-wide policies related to the use of digital technology can be used to enhance the learning process.  Hence, from this study, gaps are identified in the literature and as a result, areas for the research purpose in the future are proposed.  The mentioned source of data continues the first analysis, as the risk factors of technology on the students’ performance have been analyzed here. In a detailed manner of analysis, it can be identified that the effects of technology like laptops, mobiles on diverting the concentration of the students.

Annotated bibliography 3:

Glackin, Barbara C., Roy W. Rodenhiser, and Brooke Herzog. "A library and the disciplines: A collaborative project assessing the impact of eBooks and mobile devices on student learning." The Journal of Academic Librarianship 40.3-4 (2014): 299-306

Answer

On the contrary to the previous sources, the concerned literature evaluates that technology access can develop the student’s accessibility of a wide range of data sources. The author here confirmed that with the help of technology, it becomes easier for the students to have better learning methods. It helps them in receiving education in a very simpler way. Digital technology is not helping the students only but the professors also. It becomes easier for professors to make the learning process easier as it guides them in the best possible way. It helps provide opportunity to professional development (Glackin, p.299). Furthermore, it helps in enabling access to the learning resources as well as information which are relevant and hence considered to be fruitful for the students.  Besides this, the accessibility of e-books can reduce the costing of students, which is encouraging for the economical background students. In a detailed analysis of the current literature, it can be identified that the positive relationship between technology and students’ performance in their classrooms. Thus, at last, it can be said that with the help of digital technology, the learning process becomes more authentic and relevant. In addition to that, it helps the students in staying engaged.

Annotated bibliography 4:

Pulliam, Daniel. "Effect of Student Classroom Cell Phone Usage on Teachers." (2017)

Answer

The negative impact of technology continues, as the literature source indicates that mobile users can distract teachers from their classroom actions. This affects the overall learning process of the students and even makes them defocused from the teaching. The negative impacts of defocused teachers on the mindset of the students can be examined in this process as well. The hindrances of learning for the individuals have been highlighted throughout the analysis as well. In high school and colleges, the teachers, as well as students, are using Tablets (ios/ androids), Smartphone's (ios/ androids) and laptops (Windows and Macintosh) to make the study easy as well in an effective way. Students use these electronic gadgets to understand the questions, taking the notes, examining the visualization, researching as well as communicating. This creates a problem in person to person and teacher-student relation. They create the problem in the students and takes away all the attention from the students. As a result, the students are not able to give their 100%.

 

Annotated bibliography 5:

Goundar, Sam. "What is the potential impact of using mobile devices in education?" Proceedings of SIG GlobDev Fourth Annual Workshop. Vol. 3. 2011

Answer

In this, the impact of technology has been analyzed in a detailed and critical note. Hence, both the positive and negative impacts of technology can be examined. Hence, the analysis can develop the current analysis quality in a positive note. In this piece of literature, it can be identified that the students can resolve their doubts in real-time by technological assistance (Goundar p.67). This can increase the knowledge as well as making the students encouraged in their educational actions.  Use of technology has made education quite easy. The students could have the opportunity to get loads of information regarding a particular topic. The concept of e-learning has allowed making use of the limited resource and attain knowledge. Mobile phones and Laptops are easy to carry because of their lightweight. That's why e-learning has become quite a brilliant option for both the teachers and the students. There is another advantage that is the proper setting of study and research. The student gets access to an extensive data bank. In spite of all the positives, the researches and lecturers point at the negative aspects of e-learning. The students get the opportunity to encounter loads of distracting elements and as a result, they led astray from their goals and objectives.

 

Annotated bibliography 6:

Heflin, Houston, Jennifer Shewmaker, and Jessica Nguyen. "Impact of mobile technology on student attitudes, engagement, and learning." Computers & Education 107 (2017): 91-99

Answer

The technology damage the collaborative classroom structure and this leads the students towards ill behaves like drug addiction in their classroom environment (Heflin p.91). Hence, in this discussion, the negative impact of technology has been found. Use of Mobile phones and laptops in the education campus has led to the strengthening of collaborative learning. The student could benefit from sharing of information and it helps in the overall development of a student. There is a problem which is linked to e-learning, that is, this kind of adulation approach snatches away the power of critical thinking and analysis and as a result the students are not going in-depth into the core of the matter. The approach is extremely shallow and limited. Mobile phones has made the task difficult for the students and has led to distraction and also has led to staying defocused from the main topic. That's why the students should also have time for manual education as well to develop in-depth learning.

The base of the argumentative essay

After extracting the potential themes from the above two-section, it can be identified that the researcher can develop a base structure for the argumentative analysis of the essay topic. The fundamental essay topics in this process are a critical analysis of technology, like laptops, mobiles on the performance of students and teachers in the classroom environment (Pulliam p. 45). However, after a detailed analysis of the fundamental topic, more essay topics can be extracted, like negative impacts of technology on educational actions of students, processes, which lead the students to be defocused from their education, the impact of technology on teachers' actions in classroom. Despite all the evaluated negative impacts, the essay topic also highlights the significance of technology to reduce education costing for economically challenged students. It is an irrefutable fact, that technological progress has made education easy for the students. A student can have access to the sky of information relating to a particular topic.  They are just a few clicks away. Access to computer, laptops and mobile phones has also negated the issue of proper education setting that is the students can study and research at any time and any place. This system has been successful in allaying mitigating the time, place, availability of issues and another factor.

On the other side of the coin, the gadgets possess every element and qualities to incite the distraction to the students. There is every chance that the student develops a prone to those harmful elements that cause destruction. As a result all the efforts the student undergo ends in failure. According to eminent academicians, the critical observation says that contemporary education has been strictly limited to information gathering of information. The student loses the power of Critical analyzing, inferring as well as introspecting. This approach makes the learning quite shallow.

Conclusion

After analyzing the overall study, it can be identified that the potential aim of this process is to identify the impact of technology, like Laptops, mobiles on the behaviour of the students. The analysis has been made in a critical note, through which the argumentative essay structure can be developed. Also, the descriptive analysis has offered relevant factors, which needed to be implemented in the argumentative analysis for judging the topic in a detailed note. The impact of technology on both students and the teachers has been identified throughout the analysis as well. The justification of the study can be defined by the description of the annotated bibliography summary in the above section. The mentioned section defines various literature sources for highlighting the impact of laptops, mobiles on overall educational factor and its relation to misbehave by the students, especially their drug addiction in the classroom.  As a result, it hampers the learning process of the students and thus they are receiving negative grades in their entire study.

 

 

References

Douglas, Duncan, Hoekstra Angel, and Wilcox Bethany. "Digital devices, distraction, and student performance: Does in-class cell phone use reduce learning?." Astronomy education review (2012)

Froese, A. D., Carpenter, C. N., Inman, D. A., Schooley, J. R., Barnes, R. B., Brecht, P. W., & Chacon, J. D. (2012). Effects of classroom cell phone use on expected and actual learning. College Student Journal, 46(2), 323-332

Glackin, Barbara C., Roy W. Rodenhiser, and Brooke Herzog. "A library and the disciplines: A collaborative project assessing the impact of eBooks and mobile devices on student learning." The Journal of Academic Librarianship 40.3-4 (2014): 299-306

Goundar, Sam. "What is the potential impact of using mobile devices in education?" Proceedings of SIG GlobDev Fourth Annual Workshop. Vol. 3. 2011

Heflin, Houston, Jennifer Shewmaker, and Jessica Nguyen. "Impact of mobile technology on student attitudes, engagement, and learning." Computers & Education 107 (2017): 91-99

Pulliam, Daniel. "Effect of Student Classroom Cell Phone Usage on Teachers." (2017)

 

 

 

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