Monday, August 27, 2007

Mind your manners!

You might find this article enjoyable (I did) ... perhaps this is an area where we need to educate our students, given that increasing numbers are coming to class with laptops. Now, we just need to tackle mobile phones!
Quoting the article:
The Web site even lists seven rules for using laptops in meetings, including “Make Sure There’s a Point” and “Turn Down Bells and Whistles.” In some meetings, especially if the topic is sensitive, it just seems more respectful to leave the laptops closed. On the other hand, if the meeting is covering a variety of areas and the conversation is moving into something I’m not involved in, I don’t feel too bad about catching up on my e-mail. It beats doing so at 11 p.m.

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