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Ban Devices? Take a vote. 1. You may need to click Edit Map. 2. Click on the node of your choice. Yes? No? Depends? 3. Use the + sign above to add a node. 4.Tell us Why? with your name by Mind Map: Ban Devices?  Take a vote. 1. You may need to click Edit Map.  2. Click on the node of your choice. Yes? No? Depends? 3. Use the + sign above to add a node.  4.Tell us Why? with your name

1. If lecture - yes, to ban. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/business/laptops-not-during-lecture-or-meeting.html If tutorial, we may need the students to do a search on the web as part of their tutorial activities. So hard to ban. -Jessica.

2. NO? Click on this node. Then use the + above to add a node, your name and put down your reasons.

2.1. Mobile devices have become an interwoven part of our culture. Taking them away from the current age students may unsettle them. Why not incorporate them in our classes, thus the students get their required screen time (in a more productive way) - Abi

2.2. It is an institutional policy (BYOD) so it is quite difficult to ban. Agree with Abi that challenge is on us Educators. -Alvena

2.3. Students are not encouraged to print out their lecture notes. They have to rely on their digital device.

2.4. Based on how the educational landscape and learner attitudes have changed, it is not likely that banning devices in school will enhance teaching and learning in any significant manner. (Irene, TP)

2.5. Technology has already become an integrated part of our lives. Instead of trying to resist and fight that change, we as educators should learn to harness its power to enhance our teaching. After all, the youth of today were brought up in an age of computers and smartphones. We should speak their language to better engage them during lessons. (Kieren, NYP)

2.6. Taking the devices forcefully might not be a good long term solution. Students should be reminded constantly since young about when to place aside distractions when it is time to do so, by both parents and educators. Devices when put into proper use, can play effective role in researching and collaboration efforts. (Chiew Yen, RP)

2.7. I am against removal of phones from the classroom. Especially with an direct instruction, that says, "We are banning the phones" for the simple reason that us, human beings are naturally curious, and when someone wants to take something away from us, we tend to be even more determined to use it. I believe that, us the educators, need to be more convincing and prepared to motivate the students to use the phones for learning rather other non classroom activities. Valentina (NP)

2.8. The devices have become part and parcel of our life. Digital literacy became a necessary skill. Instead of banning the devices, more studies should be done to explore the effective use of these devices in T&L. (ES, NYP)

2.9. It's an integral part of our life and students at times need the devices to use it as a form of collaboration or responses to instructor's questions / knowledge check. (JS, NYP)

2.10. Banning devices will only handicap the students considering that these things are not disappearing anytime soon. Yes there's that downside of distraction, but it also will be a lesson for the students to learn how to manage those distractions.

3. YES? Click on this node. Then use the + above to add a node, your name and put down your reasons.

4. Depends...

5. I would hesitate against banning devices in either tutorials or lectures as this is entirely dependent on the design of the learning environment.

6. It depends on the learning setting and content to be covered. If the devices could be used to enhance the learning experience for the learners, we should engage the devices in order to better engage the learners (Lay, NYP)