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Unpublished Paper
Is There Life After Laptops? Further Thoughts on the Effects of Unplugging a Uniquely "Wired-In" Generation
ExpressO (2013)
  • Eric A DeGroff
Abstract

The Millennial Generation is the most technologically savvy age group ever to enter the legal academy. Many, however, enter law school with learning styles and other traits that make a legal education challenging. Though research suggests that accommodating student learning styles may enhance the educational experience generally, there is mounting evidence that accommodating student preferences for technology in the classroom may be counterproductive in some ways. This article summarizes that evidence, discusses the results of the author's two-year experiment with a no-laptop policy in his first-year doctrinal course, and suggests that such a policy may be well received by most students if clearly explained and reasonably implemented.

Keywords
  • Millennial Generation,
  • Generations X and Y,
  • Learning Styles,
  • Legal Education,
  • Laptops
Publication Date
May 10, 2013
Citation Information
Eric A DeGroff. "Is There Life After Laptops? Further Thoughts on the Effects of Unplugging a Uniquely "Wired-In" Generation" ExpressO (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eric_degroff/3/