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Classroom Laptop Use Distracting, Professor Says

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Classroom Laptop Use Distracting, Professor Says

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Classroom Laptop Use Distracting, Professor Says

Classroom Laptop Use Distracting, Professor Says

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A movement to limit the use of laptop computers in college classrooms is growing.

Daniel Coyne, a law professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, says laptops distract students from class discussion and cause them to repeat questions, rather than helping them multitask.

He says he's observed students in class watching ball games, planning weddings, and chatting online rather than taking notes.

Coyne talks with Michele Norris.