Every instructor has experienced it—distracting noises and disengaged students, all thanks to smartphones and other portable digital devices. Some instructors see this technology as a modern plague, while others hope it is the key to a new kind of teaching.

How do smartphones and tablets fit into your classroom environment? How do you address their use (and abuse) in your syllabus?

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) wants to bring together instructors from across campus to discuss this growing phenomenon, in the form of a “Brown Bag” lunch.  The event is Monday, November 11, at noon in the CTLT Resource Commons, located at 301 South Main Street. We’ll have two or three presenters share their experiences, briefly, and get the conversation started—but it’s up to you to come, share your insights, and pose your questions. No registration is required. Bring a lunch; we’ll have cookies!

What: “Brown Bag” lunch event focusing on smartphones in the classroom

When: noon Monday, November 11

Where: CTLT Resource Commons