“Laptops may be used only with permission of professor.”

19 09 2009

This one (via UD) makes enough sense to me that I’ll borrow much of the language next semester:

“Laptops may be used only with permission of professor. Students using laptops must turn off wireless function, close all applications/windows other than the notes document and sit in the front row.”

These days there are lots of students who might not be taking notes in a document, but the point of them being in the first row is so that you can check whatever they’re doing when you walk around.




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