Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Brava, Professor Entman

From the Associated Press:

A group of University of Memphis law students are passing a petition against a professor who banned laptop computers from her classroom because she considers them a distraction in lectures.

On March 6, Professor June Entman warned her first-year law students by e-mail to bring pens and paper to take notes in class.

"My main concern was they were focusing on trying to transcribe every word that was I saying, rather than thinking and analyzing," Entman said Monday. "The computers interfere with making eye contact. You've got this picket fence between you and the students."
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comments: 2

Joshua Sowin said...

Amen.

(c) 2007 Lyle K'ang said...

It is a distraction at best. Teacher needs feedback and energy. The best way is from her audience.

Students (first year), need to get with it-'see' the energy, wonder where she's going, it is watching and learning!

Lyle K'ang
http://silomanagement.blogspot.com