A nice story from the Washington Post on how Clay Shirky, writer of Convergence Culture, decides to ban his students from using laptops and other devices in his lectures.
- Every Journalism class I have been in had a no devices policy, except for occasions where we worked in groups and we were being lectured to.
- Class and lecture are not interchangeable words – their meanings change on context. Lectures. Lectures. That headline does not suffice.
- I wanted to read the full piece that Clay Shirky wrote but Valerie Strauss only linked to medium.com instead of to Shirky’s actual post. Don’t worry – the entire post is reposted in its entirety. Hold on while my Journalism muscles ache.
- I am definitely distracted while in lectures while using my laptop. That said, my notes are a disaster if I am not typing them, unless it’s a math class where you need symbols too often anyway.