The Laptop Backlash

Unattributed, Board Buzz, Mar 23, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

We are seeing reports of a backlash to laptops in the classroom - not surprisingly the Chronicle of Ancient Education is right in there to tell us about "professors increasingly frustrated by students who use laptops for non-class activities." Meanwhile, in the real world, the state of Main - well known for its pioneering laptop program - is now set to expand its laptop initiative. Because the technology really works, if you can get past the grump.
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