The Smartphone Paradox: Student Meta-Awareness and Mindfulness with Personal Devices

Alan J. Reid, Coastal Carolina University

The Smartphone Paradox is a critical examination of our everyday mobile technologies and the effects that they have on our thoughts and behaviors in and out of the classroom. Through the lens of smartphone dependency, this presentation makes the argument for digital self-regulation in a device age that threatens our privacy, sociability, attention, and cognitive abilities. Individual case studies and pedagogical solutions for technological mindfulness are discussed.