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Should College Professors Give ‘Tech Breaks’ In Class?

Enlarge this image skynesher/Getty Images In his new novel Origin, Dan Brown (most famous for The Da Vinci Code), describes his protagonist Robert Langdon’s approach to the conundrum of students’ devotion to personal tech devices in the classroom. Langdon is, Brown writes: “one of several Harvard professors who now used portable cell-jamming technology to render their lecture halls ‘dead zones’ and keep students off their devices during class.” In real life, jamming technology is illegal in this country. But it’s no fiction that college professors may go to great lengths…

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