Perspective:Cellphones in class

By BreAnna Stanley
September 29, 2011

Nowadays the world is based on technology and social networking, but have you ever wondered what is too much and will it ever stop? Being a student here on campus, I have noticed that student’s are always on their cell phones, computers or iPods. They say there is a time and place for everything, but is a college classroom really the right time to be on these electronic device? Most Cabrini staff do not think so.

Cabrini faculty have been cracking down on the use of cell phones this school year and could not express it enough in the syllabus and by talking with the students. Professors find it distracting when teaching, and students are on their devices while they are trying to teach a lesson or give out directions.

I can admit that there is a mature way of taking phone calls while in class. Having the ringer on silent and properly walking out of class to take a phone call should be no problem. College is an opportunity for students to find themselves and learn new responsibilities. People go to college for a reason and that is to get a career, hopefully upon graduation.

If we are paying these professors to teach us,  then we have every right to be on our cell phones in class. It is our responsibility to listen and comprehend what is being taught. If we are too busy on our devices and not listening to anything our professors are saying,  that is on us.

Professors in most classes have been threatening to take our devices away, kicking us out of the classrooms and give out zeros. All of these consequences are a bit extreme for something that is not that big of a deal, but is being made into a big deal. Needless to say, instead of treating us like children, let us do the things we have been doing with our electronic devices.

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