Wednesday, April 16, 2008

No More Internet in Class

According to this article from the National Law Journal, the University of Chicago Law School has banned Internet usage in classrooms. The Law School Dean is quoted as saying that he has been trying to persuade students to stop using the Internet in class for some time, but he just learned that the building had the ability to block wired and wireless access from certain classrooms. So, he shut them down.

There are obviously positives and negatives on both sides of the argument, but aren't these people adults. But, maybe it was a distraction to the professors, who knows?

What do the readers think about computers/internet in class??

1 comment:

Michael D. Wong said...

I have to admit once I learned there was internet in the classrooms at NIU I did a lot of multi-tasking while in class. Some of it was productive and some of it not as productive. While, it was nice to be able to pull up statutes and cases relating to class, I was also guilty of checking emails. Not a big deal those who were surfing the internet will simply resume playing solitaire or mine sweeper.