Enter any law class, or any classroom in a professional school today, and you will likely see rows and rows of open laptops and hear the hum of fingers striking keyboards.
But some law professors have decided that they aren't going to take it anymore. They argue that too many students "surf the Web instead of engaging in class, and play games, shop online, or e-mail friends, distracting themselves and those who sit near them." See Andrea L. Foster, Law Professors Rule Laptops Out of Order in Class, link below.
Law professors have banned laptops at the University of Michigan, Florida International, Georgetown, Harvard Universities, and the University of Wisconsin.
What do you all think? To surf or not to surf…that is the question.
Read more at the Chronicle of Higher Ed's Information Technology page.