Students who surf the Web during class appear to have lower test scores than those that don't, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

Diane Sieber, an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, identified 17 students who were using their laptops most frequently during her class.

After the first test, she told them they did 11 percent worse than their peers who didn't work on their laptop as much during class, the Chronicle reported.

Sieber then noticed several of those students limiting their time on the Web during class — and their test scores went up.

Sieber said students are now asking some of their classmates to limit their computer time because it's distracting.

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