Eight in 10 college students point to smartphones, tablets, and laptops as a near-constant distraction in the classroom and lecture hall.

[caption id="attachment_58985" align="alignleft" width="150"]students-college-distractions Nine in 10 students are opposed to policies barring mobile device use in the classroom.[/caption]

Awareness of the various digital distractions pervasive throughout higher education hasn't stopped college students from turning to their myriad devices, as the average student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UN-L) campus and five other schools admitted to using a tablet, laptop, or phone 11 times every day during class, according...

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