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The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom

09 Jun

See on Scoop.iteducation | tech | design

A wealth of studies on students’ use of computers in the classroom supports the notion of banning them.

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

One of the problems with this article’s premise is the way technology is being used by the teachers.  For example, "The experiment showed that, regardless of the kind or duration of the computer use, the disconnected students performed better on a post-lecture quiz."  My argument is that computers should probably not be open for a lecture.  They could be open for a discussion with a back-channel or for more purpose-driven tech.  But the way it is being used or accepted by teachers as use by students sounds haphazard and ready for disaster.

See on www.newyorker.com

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