What Do You Use Your Laptop For?
There has been an ongoing debate about laptop use in the classroom. Some schools are trying to discourage laptops in the classroom, while others require them. There are a few suggestions that try to compromise, like having a “Laptop-Free Zone” or having one student a day take notes to be circulated to all. Many people feel that computers distract students, letting them spend their class time surfing the web or playing games. Others believe that it makes them better students, giving then much better note taking abilities, and letting them pull up a source at a moment’s notice. A recent IU study agrees with the latter opinion. What do you think? Do laptops help or hurt students?