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Are You Still With Us? Managing Mobile Phone Use And Group Interaction In Pbl, Gillian Hendry, Sally Wiggins, Tony Anderson Oct 2016

Are You Still With Us? Managing Mobile Phone Use And Group Interaction In Pbl, Gillian Hendry, Sally Wiggins, Tony Anderson

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

As mobile phone technology becomes more advanced, so too does its presence in everyday life. Research has shown, for instance, that students are using their mobile phones in classroom settings, a practice that holds both potential advantages and disadvantages. In group work, these interactions may have consequences for group dynamics in that orienting to a mobile phone can display a shift in an individual’s attention to the group. The current essay details a research project conducted on problem-based learning (PBL) tutorials in the United Kingdom in which student groups were video-recorded as they worked. A discursive psychological analysis focused ...