The Man banning laptop use in GWU classes
In numbers unheard of at Georgetown, professors are banning laptop use at GWU. The Hatchet reports:
Facebook, video-chatting and instant messaging may soon be a thing of the past – at least in some GW classrooms.
A growing number of professors are banning or restricting the use of laptop computers in their classrooms in an attempt to get students to pay attention and engage in classroom discussions.
Maybe it’s just some good-old fashioned fake trend journalism—they don’t have specific numbers and write “The issue has already been addressed at other major universities across the country over the past year, including Georgetown…”—and to my knowledge, classes that ban laptop use here are not widespread.
But it may be true—and another reason to be glad you don’t go to George Washington University