Todd Zakrajsek discusses laptops – friend or foe? – on episode 187 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.
Quotes from the episode
Laptops weren’t the problem to begin with — attention was the problem.
Banning the problem doesn’t change the attention to you — it changes it to something else.
We live in a better system of thinking than dichotomies.
You can’t ban bacon thoughts.
- Paul Blowers on Episode 179
- No laptops in the lecture hall, by Seth Godin
- Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness, by Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek*
- No, Banning Laptops Is Not the Answer: And it’s just as pointless to condemn any ban on electronic devices in the classroom, by James Lang
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