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How Researchers Changed the World

Introducing a new podcast series

Gain an insight into the fascinating world of research with the How Researchers Changed the World podcast.

How Researchers Changed the World

Each episode follows the story of one passionate researcher, unpacking their motivations for the subject they study, the challenges of their research, and how one particular piece of research went on to change the world we live in.

If you’re a researcher yourself, these inspirational stories can help you unlock the potential of your own work, laying the foundations for your research to change the world too.

Episode 6: Phones in the classroom and falling grades

Image of student with notebook and mobile phone

Arnold Glass is a psychology researcher and Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Rutgers University. In this episode he discusses how using mobile phones in classrooms and lectures can negatively affect learning and long-term memory.

The podcast focuses on Arnold Glass’ 2018 research paper: ‘Dividing attention in the classroom reduces exam performance’. The research investigates the relationship between declines in final exam performance among Arnold’s own students and their increased use of mobile phones and electronic devices in classrooms and lectures.

Listen to episode 6 of How Researchers Changed the World

Learning programs

Alongside the How Researchers Changed the World podcast, there are two 12-week learning programs for researchers. Whether you’re an early career researcher embarking on your first article, or a mid-career researcher juggling competing pressures, we have a program for you.

Helping you discover how your research can change the world, they’re designed to help you supercharge your research career and boost your impact.

When you sign up you’ll receive a chapter via email each week. You can then explore the chapter at the time that works best for you. Over 12 weeks those chapters will build into an indispensable guide you can continue to use throughout your research career.