Collaborative guidelines

We worked together on a document with guidelines for what we do with and for each other, to enhance learning and try to reduce things that hinder learning. Here it is.


Information on attention/distraction and device use in classes

Since I ask you to use electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and phones during class, I’m obviously not going to ask you not to use them! But consider that there are several studies that show problems with trying to “multitask” and break away from work during class to do other things. There is also evidence that suggests that taking notes by hand is better for learning than taking notes on a laptop.

  • “Multitasking” may not work as we might think; it’s very difficult to do effective work when you’re moving from task to task rather than concentrating on one thing for a longer period of time.