Friday, January 22, 2010

what's really on their laptops

ImagesCAPLMUR2 Ever wonder what students are really looking at when their laptops are open during class?  Some NYU law students posted a video last spring that provides some insight.

hat tip:  Paula Lustbader

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I did not wonder what they were doing on their laptops; I pretty much knew. My question is: What do you do with the student(s) who is always on the laptop & never paying attention in class? You know, the one who always says, "Please repeat the question."

Posted by: Martha Hochberger | Jan 23, 2010 8:24:56 AM

You could ask the student to please close the laptop and pay attention to the class discussion.

Posted by: Sue Liemer | Jan 23, 2010 2:42:41 PM

If you mean they are surfing the web during a law school class, the "what to do" is simple. Simply point out to the class it is completely beyond comprehension why someone would pay tens of thousands of dollars to sit in a class and surf the Internet. If the student isn't mature enough or disciplned enough to actively participate in class, then that student will more than likely be a poor quality attorney. Don't repeat the question! These students, just as I did, chose to enter a respected profession -- they are not in high school.

Posted by: Todd Walker | Jan 23, 2010 10:52:26 PM

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