October 9, 2013

Professor Bans Laptops from Classroom

Professor James Loeffler has banned laptops from his classroom.  He says:

I’ve now gone on to ban laptops in several courses. And the result? Many students are relieved. Instead of burying their heads in their screens, they ask more big-picture questions. To be sure, at the beginning of each term, some complain that they’re not sure what to write down as the most important take-away facts from lectures. I tell them that this is precisely the point. In a world of data overload, their job as students is to learn how to determine what is important.

Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2013/10/09/why-i-banned-laptops-from-the-lecture-hall/#ixzz2hGnzd6am