Should On-Campus Courses Be Distraction-Free Zones?

Is a distraction-free zone the biggest benefit of an on-campus course?

Reported by EdSurge, one professor at San Francisco State University has created a 5-hour class dedicated only to reading, where the class begins with his framing of the reading, and then all technology devices are turned in for the remainder of the class.

While many students admit to an uncomfortable learning curve of reading undistracted for such a long period of time, many say that technology does in fact made it hard to read undistracted, and they’re grateful for the dedicated time to be alone with a book and their thoughts.

The takeaway? How do we continue to evolve our courses and recognize the benefits and potential distractions within both on-campus and online courses?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

As AVP of Marketing, Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.