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Posted by Joanne Green Mon, 06/10/2019 - 19:07

Good evening Mr Batlle,

Well done you!

Your students attend your lectures to listen, learn and develop into thinkers who are independent questioners who after these then participate. These are the skills they'll require when they transition from university.

To make this fair, have you extended your benevolent brain-growth efforts to each cohort? If so,  what are the differences, similarities and anomalies? For example, do days or times of the week show any particular trends?

Best wishes,


Message was edited at Tue, 06/11/2019 - 09:44 by an Administrator.

Posted by Ioannis Costas Batlle Thu, 06/13/2019 - 04:36

Hi Joanne,

Thank you for your kind words. I have extended the laptop ban to the two year groups of undergraduates I teach: first and second years. I haven't noticed a difference between them at all - different days of the week or times of teaching have not had an effect (as far as I can tell). They have both embraced the ban. I'm particularly interested in how my unit with next year's 2nd years will go - this is the cohort who will have had a laptop ban in their 1st year, and will then go through it again for their 2nd year. I expect their engagement with class materials to be even higher... but I'll need to wait until October to explore that!


Message was edited at Thu, 06/13/2019 - 08:14 by an Administrator.