28 June, 2009 Mobile phones in class By way of update to my recent post about laptops in class, here’s Torill Mortensen thinking with her fingers about recent research on the consequences of mobile phones going off in class: Why we don’t like cell-phones in class … Apart from being annoying, distracting and rude, ringing cellphones makes students forget what they learned before and during the ringing of the phone. If the ring tone is a popular, well-known piece of music, this is even worse. For my classes, I have this rule which has these consequences; in my view, those who visit such consequences upon offending and offensive mobile phones are not criminals but heroes! Torill concludes with excellent advice for students in class: So: That mute button? Use it! Hear hear! Sharing is caringTwitterFacebookGoogleLinkedInRedditMoreEmailPinterestPocketPrintTumblr Tags:Phones in class Related Posts St Bridget’s Day Another tweet Academic Freedom in the Universities Act, 1997 About The Author Eoin Dr Eoin O'Dell is a Fellow and Associate Professor of Law at Trinity College Dublin. 4 Comments Tipster You didn’t really finish a post about inappropriate noises in class with “hear, hear”, did you. [groan] 30 June, 2009 Eoin Yup. Glad someone caught the bad pun :-) 1 July, 2009 Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.