Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Case for Banning Laptops from the Classroom

Professor Tal Gross follows the example of Clay Shirky in advocating banning laptops and other screens from the classroom.

The basic problem is that they are a source of distraction for the students who use them, and also for the students around them. Shirky in particular makes a persuasive case that even exemplary professors cannot compete with professional marketers when it comes to grabbing and retaining students' attention.
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