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Clay Shirky explains class tech ban

September 9, 2016

clay shirkyClay Shirky teaches media studies at NYU and writes extensively about the Internet. For a long while he let students in his classes use tech at will. Two years ago that changed and Shirky explained his evolution in Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away.

I have struggled with this for years. It’s not a simple question. There’s so much gray area and no single answer works for everyone. This essay is the best response I’ve seen to date.

[Clay Shirky portrait courtesy of Wikipedia]
2 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris Clark permalink*
    September 11, 2016 12:28 pm


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    September 11, 2016 11:44 am

    Really great article! Now let me see… what was I doing before this notification came in?

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