Sometimes, students just can't help it. During a lecture, it's tempting to whip out the cell phone to text a friend or log on Facebook to see what's going on in the news feed, especially if the lecture or professor is just plain boring.

A new study at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln discovered that more than 90 percent of students use devices such as laptops and cell phones for recreational purposes during class. The study found that undergraduate students use these devices for non-class purposes about 11 times a day.

What's more is that only less than 8 percent of students don't get distracted by their devices, and 86 percent of students admitted to texting during class time.

Other statistics show that students use their devices to check social media sites (Facebook and Twitter), send emails or simply check the time throughout class.

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