%0 Journal Article
	%A Mohammed Alkahtani and  Ali Ahmad and  Saber Darmoul and  Shatha Samman and  Ayoub Al-zabidi and  Khaled Ba Matraf
	%D 2016
	%J International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 111, 2016
	%T Multitasking Trends and Impact on Education: A Literature Review
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10004600
	%V 111
	%X Education systems are complex and involve interactions between humans (teachers and students); media based technologies, lectures, classrooms, etc. to provide educational services. The education system performance is characterized by how well students learn, which is measured using student grades on exams and quizzes, achievements on standardized tests, among others. Advances in portable communications technologies, such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops, created a different type of classroom, where students seem to engage in more than just the intended learning activities. The performance of more than one task in parallel or in rapid transition is commonly known as multitasking. Several operations in educational systems are performed simultaneously, resulting in a multitasking education environment. This paper surveys existing research on multitasking in educational settings, summarizes literature findings, provides a synthesis of the impact of multitasking on performance, and identifies directions of future research.

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