Table 3: [Conversation] Class Technology Policies: To Bring or Ban Devices?


  • Facilitator: Connie Harris George Mason University



*No special preparation required*àWelcome to ITL and this table! Join your fellow Mason instructors to informally discuss this table's topic. At the table, you will find desk copies of related resources (digital versions are available below), and an experienced Mason colleague who has experience and strategies related to this topic.ààNot sure what to talk about?ààHere are some conversation starters:
  • Share a little about yourselves:à

    • Department

    • Years at Mason

    • Courses you are teaching

    • What excites you about teaching?

  • What brought you to this table?à

  • Why might someone want to ban technology devices from class?

  • How can you leverage the ubiquitous presence of devices to enhance learning?

  • What type of activities productively involve students using their devices to engage in learning?

  • Can you think of a legitimate, non-class related reason students would need to check/have access to their device during class?

  • How is your class better than the internet?

Have an example or resource to share?ààSubmit through this link and we'll upload it after the conference:ààStill have questions?ààLeave a post it note on the table sign at the end of the Share-a-thon or email your questions toàstearns@gmu.eduàààADDITIONAL RESOURCES:à

Author Biography

Facilitator: Connie Harris, George Mason University

Constance Harris is the assistant director for Mason Online at George Mason University.