With everyone back in school, I thought it might be a good time to revisit a topic that pops up in university classrooms every year: the banning of laptops.
The Globe and Mail reported in August that it’s becoming standard practice in Canadian universities to prohibit laptops from lecture halls. American universities are also getting on board with no-laptop policies, as the campus newspaper of the University of North Carolina explained earlier this year. In the UK and Europe, while banning laptops seems to be less widespread, it isn’t entirely uncommon. [Read more…]