Educator believes classroom should be free of technology

08/16/2009 | National Public Radio (text and audio)

A Texas university dean says students should use technology, such as podcasts and online games, to prepare for classroom learning, but that the classroom should be technology-free. "First contact with the material is about you, the student. Then you come into the classroom, and now we have what's called learning. We work together, we work on problem sets, we argue. And then you go away and I assess you," said Jose Bowen, dean of the school of arts at Southern Methodist University.

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