Monday, October 26, 2015

App helps students pay attention in class - Lyndy Berryhill, Oxford Eagle

By staying up to date with how today’s students learn, University of Mississippi instructors also are keeping up with how they are distracted. A new app called Pocket Points is designed to reward students for not checking their cellphones during class with coupons. Once the app is downloaded, a student can sit down in class, open the app, lock their smartphone and start scoring points. Points vary throughout the day, but the more students use the app on campus, the points per class can increase. Students can score up to three per class period. The points can then be redeemed at local businesses or in larger chain stores as well as online. http://www.oxfordeagle.com/2015/10/11/app-helps-students-pay-attention-in-class/

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