Professors Vie With Web for Class's Attention. As universities rush to install wireless networks, professors say the technology poses a growing challenge for them: retaining their students' attention. By John Schwartz. [New York Times: Technology]
This is why I support completely online education for many classes, with perhaps only f2f tutorials for the finer points. I know that if i had wifi in many of my classes in undergrad, i'd probably have learned more because i would have surfed the topic while the prof was talking, but not always. Also, lets think about the model of instruction assumed in this article, seems very much like a sage on a stage, come see the priest at the temple of wisdom type model…. It's not what I do.