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College: Student, unplug thyself

April 26, 2011

Today, The Boston Globe published an article (editorial) about procrastination in conjunction with computers in the classroom. I found this particularly interesting in light of the fact that I am taking a class entirely devoted to computers and social media.

College classrooms are alive with the sound of fingers on keyboards, but not all those students staring into laptops are taking notes. Some are trading stocks, buying shoes, or checking Facebook. The distracted are becoming so distracting that some college professors — at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, no less — think it’s time to unwire the halls of higher education. They’re right. read more…

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