By Ali Balgooyen, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
The more technology grows, the more of a distraction it becomes. Especially in college classrooms. Bluffton University had a panel discussion on how to be an engaging and communicative audience rather than a distracting one. According to a 2010 study, youth ages 8 to 18-years-olds use 52 hours of media a week. That is 7.5 hours of cell phone, laptop, and television use a day. Panel members talked to students on how to be an attentive audience in a world full of new technology. Panel member Zachary Walton says its important to look at balancing technology. He says there is no right or wrong way to use technology, and encourages people to examine their own use of social media to determine if it is right or wrong for them.