Wednesday, April 16, 2008

There is Something Ironic About Where I Now Sit

Speaking of surveys, we touched on this earlier issue last fall, but it is happening at University of Chicago Law: no more internet in class.

Discussion also at WSJ Law Blog.

According to the article, ten other law schools have already called to ask about the move. What are the odds Boalt makes that list?

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard a rumor that some of our profs already have started. Is it true that a certain IP prof with a penchant for snazy powerpoint slides has banned internet in his classroom?

4/16/2008 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not give any more attention to the fact that some other schools are doing this. If profs/deans start to think every other school is banning internet in class, then they will join in.

4/16/2008 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumors of the certain IP prof are true. From his introductory email:

"After significant discussion with students and colleagues, I have decided to limit computer usage in class to note-taking -- i.e., I intend to prohibit internet, IM, and related usage of computers (and other devices). If you have any questions about this policy, we can
discuss them at the first class. But if you feel that you will not be able to abide by this policy, I would ask that you not enroll in the class."

Honestly, I think this is a fair request... but that's just me. :)

4/16/2008 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we get a name--at least with asterisks? More than one IP prof uses tweaked-out powerpoints. M*nell seems like he's most famous for the snazziness of his slides... Yes?

4/16/2008 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the above quote is from M*nell.

4/16/2008 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That said, few seem to abide by this policy, and M*nell does not enforce it.

4/16/2008 7:47 PM  
Blogger rain_rain said...

It's pure idiocy to surf the 'net in class. Grow up and pay attention.

4/18/2008 1:37 PM  

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