University of Denver

Let Them Use Laptops: Debunking the Assumptions Underlying the Debate Over Laptops in the Classroom

Kristen Murray advocates for integrating technology into the classroom by allowing students to use laptops in the classroom. She argues that laptops should be a welcome addition to law school classrooms because they can provide substantial educational benefits to today's law students. They might not benefit all learners, or be appropriate at all times, but to ban them completely from a lecture hall is to deny students a powerful learning tool—one that many students already use to enhance their learning.