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This app wants to pay university students for not looking at their phones

This app wants to pay university students for not looking at their phones

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University is really bloody expensive. In the UK, squeezed students are paying more than ever for tuition after fees were tripled in 2010 by David Cameron’s government. But you could be forgiven for thinking some students haven’t really noticed. They skip lectures and contact hours they’ve paid hundreds of pounds for. And when they do show up, they don’t spent the time looking at the lecturer, but rather their phones. They care more about Snapchat than seminars; more about Twitter than tutorials. University students are adults. They can’t be told off or disciplined, but can they be bribed? That’s the…

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