« on: April 08, 2007, 04:31:10 PM »
Cornell, I believe has struck a good compromise in blocking wireless in the classroom. I agree its counterproductive to ban laptops from the classroom, since for many it just makes note taking easier, quicker and more productive (if you're the type of person who prefers not to use a laptop, great, but everyone else shouldn't be denied the option). But I can see how having internet access could be very distracting, my luck I'm engaged in something else and miss an important concept or get called on. Blocking wireless creates the fair situation where no one is off doing something else, and so everyone should be paying attention to the class without being denied the advantage that typing on a laptop brings.