Our Ideas series is exploring how innovation happens in education.
Almost all college students have a cellphone. They use them an average of eight to 10 hours a day and check them an average of every 15 to 20 minutes while they're awake.
Heavier smartphone use has been linked to lower-quality sleep and lower GPAs — oh, are you getting a text right now?
Anyway, as I was saying, one professor at the University of Colorado Boulder has come up with a solution to smartphone distraction in one of his astronomy classes.