Thursday, February 5, 2009

An intriguing laptop policy

Andrew Cullison, occasional commenter here at ISW, recently unveiled a new laptop policy. This is a topic we've touched on before here, and Andrew reports that the policy is working well to this point. The key idea: student are required to upload their notes to a common location when they bring their laptops to class. I'd be interested in trying this out. (Also: check out some of the comments on Andrew's post, several of which endorse "canonical class notes," an extension of Andrew's idea.)


  1. Why not try instead to incorporate the new technology in your class? i.e Google docs can be edited live by several students and then a live and virtual discussion can take place. That will lead to better interaction and thus better learning??

  2. Whatever you do, don't make them buy a $50 clicker.


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