How can I monitor internet use in my class?
June 24, 2010 8:09 AM Subscribe
How should I respond to students who read emails and surf the net during a class I teach?
posted by ChicagoTherapyConnection to education (83 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I teach a course in a local university. As more and more students bring their laptops to class, I have noticed that many appear to be surfing the net or responding to emails. I know because they often sit close to a window, and I can see the reflection of what's on their screen. The most recent being some lovely wedding photos.
I'm not claiming to be the most interesting professor in town. But on balance I do my job well enough. However I am not sure how to directly address this matter with students. I have tried mentioning that laptops are Ok for taking notes in class, but not for personal matters. However I am not going to be able to teach and monitor each student.
I'd like to have an effective way to deal with this in the fall. So if you have observed this in a class, how was it dealt with. Thanks