SCOTT SIMON, Host:
Last week we reported on a backlash in college classrooms over the use of laptop computers. Our report included this scene from one classroom.
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KIERAN MULLEN: Don't bring laptops and work on them in class. Have I made my point clear?
SIMON: Professor Mullen says that laptops in the classroom are part of what he called the evolution of electronic etiquette. He writes: Five years ago, cell phones might commonly go off in class. Students who routinely multitask at home are learning what is acceptable behavior in the classroom. Society will sort this all out in time.
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