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Should Laptop be Banned in the Classroom?

Source: Learning Networks

More Professors Ban Laptops in Class
: “As the professor lectured on the law, the student wore a poker face. But that was probably because, under the guise of taking notes on his laptop, the student actually was playing poker — online, using the school’s wireless Internet connection.”

There are two approaches that potentially address this problem (and yes, it is a problem – I notice it in our own laptop programs. On the one hand we want students to have a choice – they are adults, after all – but on the other hand, instructors end up teaching and re-teaching key concepts, impacting those learners who are paying attention): 1) ban laptops, 2) adjust teaching approaches (i.e. make it more engaging)…as well as teaching learners needed skills to function in today’s information environment.

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This entry was posted on May 8, 2006 by in Uncategorized.

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