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The Impact of Computer Usage on Academic Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial at the United States Military Academy | May 2016 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology via Inside Higher Ed

As reported by Inside Higher Ed:

When faculty members at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point took
away students’ computers and tablets in an introductory economics
courses, their students’ grades jumped.

The study
of those faculty members’ findings, published this month by the School
Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, suggests that male students and students with high grade
point averages at the beginning of their college careers are most
susceptible to their grades suffering from device-induced distraction.