Dr. Jeff Kuznekoff (BIS faculty member) has a new research article published in Communication Education. In the article, Mobile Phones in the Classroom: Examining the Effects of Texting, Twitter, and Message Content on Student Learning, Dr. Kuznekoff examines how mobile phone usage during class lecture can impact student learning. in the study, participants in eight experimental groups and a control group watched a video lecture, took notes, and completed tests of student learning. The control and relevant message groups earned a 10–17% higher letter grade, scored 70% higher on recalling information, and scored 50% higher on note-taking than students who composed tweets or responded to irrelevant messages. Sending/receiving messages unrelated to class content negatively impacted learning and note-taking, while related messages did not appear to have a significant negative impact. Dr. Kuznekoff's article can be accessed at the Communication Education website, he has also been interviewed for Teachers Podcast UK.