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Laptop fever

Laptops in law school classroom.Ireland’s leading celebrity academic blogger discusses a the theme of Laptops in class:

Laptop fever

… the laptop is now a common sight in the lecture theatre or classroom, with an increasing number of students bringing them along and using them visibly. … Generally I am a supporter of the use of technology where it assists, and I see no reason why this should not apply to the laptop. …

Anyway, I am now bringing my own laptop along to meetings. It’s useful, and great when things get boring.

Ah, boring meetings. That explains a lot. It must be when he gets the time to write his blog posts :-)

3 Responses to “Laptop fever”

  1. I have a younger friend who’s currently at uni and I was pretty suprised that when he was speaking to me online he was currently in a lecture. It suddenyl hit me that we’re moving so fast and laptops in lecture halls are only the beginning. Soon they’ll be this common in schools.

    It has its benefits but its also very easy to get distracted. Which is highlighted by the fact he was speaking to me in a lecture!

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