Mobile Devices-Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Mobile Devices

 In creating a mobile devices policy, consider the following questions:

  1. Are there times when having a mobile device would benefit student learning? Are there ways to clearly communicate these times to students?
  2. Are there times when having a mobile device is especially detrimental to student learning? Are there ways that you could communicate these times to students and discourage use of mobile devices at those times?
  3. If you have a zero tolerance policy for mobile devices, how will you enforce it? Will students be penalized in any way for breaking a zero tolerance policy? Will enforcing your policy be more disruptive than the original mobile device disruption?
  4. In the write-up of your mobile devices policy, have you provided a rationale? [Link to research on effects of mobile devices?]

 

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Sample: Use of mobile devices policy with options: