Is Permitting Student Use of Laptops in Class a Good Idea? 'It Depends' - A Variety of Approaches is Best
5 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2010 Last revised: 14 Dec 2012
Date Written: February 17, 2009
This brief paper describes this writer's observations regarding the use of laptop PC's by law students in her classes. This professor decided to set some conditions on the use and non-use of laptops to test the waters, and to see if some conclusions could be drawn as to whether students' use of this technology helps or hinders the learning process. This paper describes what was learned.
Keywords: Legal Education, Students, Laptop Computers, Laptop PC's, Note-Taking, Learning Process, Classroom Etiquette, Use Of Technology, Teaching Practice, Teaching Style, Law Schools
JEL Classification: K19, K39, I21, I29
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