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Encouraging Distraction? Classroom Experiments with Mobile Media

iPad[This is a guest post by Jason Farman, the author of Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media. He is an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the University of Maryland, College Park. His website is http://www.jasonfarman.com and he can be found on Twitter at @farman.--@jbj]

The University of Maryland, similar to many colleges and universities in the last couple of years, has made headlines for handing out iPads to students. The University…