Future of the Campus in a Digital World
Visiting Scholar, College of Design, University of Minnesota
Visiting Professor, Center for 21st Century Universities, Georgia Institute of Technology
Banning laptops in classrooms is a mistake, despite the intuitively compelling and research-supported reasons for doing so. These reasons highlight the ways that laptop misuse hurts learning, suggesting that instructors must ban laptops if they care about student learning. Banning laptops treats the symptom (the misuse of laptops) and not the problem (ineffective learning techniques).