Laptops in the Classroom

Jenna Kravitz (TC)'s picture

After seeing this image, it raised the question about whether laptops should be permitted in college classrooms. This article presents both sides of the argument – students should be allowed as laptops are more efficient and interactive; however, students should not be allowed due to their source of distraction and the fact that students often learn better when handwriting notes. I would love to hear your thoughts regarding:

  • Whether you think the drawbacks outweigh the benefits or vice versa. 
  • How have your experiences in the classroom affected your opinion? 
  • Are there certain studies or research articles that prove one way or the other?
  • If laptops are permitted, how does this affect those who cannot afford one? 

Make sure to consider both the student and lecturer/professor perspective!