A colleague first texted me a reference to this Globe & Mail Article
"Professors push back against laptops in the lecture hall"
I then heard an interview on my local CBC radio show.
And a google search lead me to a CTV hit on the story.
And then I heard on CBC's The Current.
Interestingly, the same professor was used as an "expert" in many of the stories. This repeated story is a quick example of how media can act like an echo chamber reinforcing the same idea. What's probably happened that one article triggered the conversation in other story production meetings and it was a cheap way of putting together an article or segment.
I actually have lots of issues how this story is being presented and slanted in certain ways. I hope to use it as a learning exercise in my own broadcasting classroom.
The next couple posts will be about how to limit distraction in the class and what we might need to teach if students have devices.