Thursday, 15 December 2016

The University of the Balearic Islands prohibits electronic devices (even to take pictures of the blackboard)

The University of the Balearic Islands prohibits electronic devices (even to take pictures of the blackboard)

Approved in late July, the new regulation of electronic devices in classrooms UIB recognizes that "the use of ICT in the classroom is an educational resource that provides access to information and use of expertise " but "can present problems for the normal development of classes. "

Therefore, as a rule, not allowed to use during class any device (mobile and tablets) Electronic, is prohibited record lectures in any form and prohibits, under any concept, taking pictures of everything that is written on the blackboard . ¿Technology and education are incompatible world?

Moratorium photos, text messages and, in general, the use of electronic devices

The University of the Balearic Islands prohibits electronic devices (even to take pictures of the blackboard)

From Engadget we have contacted some University professors (and who prefer to remain anonymous) and agree that "is the typical rules designed to annoy and not fulfilled. Beyond some teachers 'old school' that they used to protect themselves." Others, like Ricardo Galli, openly criticize "these absurdities digital.

In fact, the new regulations require that devices are turned off. Even the silent mode would be valid because "allows certain forms of communication that can distract students and teaching work harder."

Not only that, to record lectures is required not only verbal authorization teacher but that the regulation requires a formal authorization depending on the model will facilitate the University.

Technology and education: Worlds incompatible?
It seems paradoxical that, while recognizing the potential of 'new technologies', the regulation is so restrictive. But in reality, is nothing more than a new episode of the difficulties that educational institutions are to adapt to the digital world.

The University of the Balearic Islands prohibits electronic devices (even to take pictures of the blackboard)

Engadget, we have talked a lot about different educational levels. It is true that we have not yet clear to what extent the inclusion of computers in class or not is a good idea. What seems clear is why nothing while some of the large referral centers are turning to experience new options, our universities choose to create isolated environments to new technologies

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