This type of headline has been appearing more frequently of late. Articles about banning laptops or handheld devices are always worth a read, just to get on top of the arguments.
Seems like a no-brainer to me, but hey, who am I to judge what higher-education staff might require in their classrooms.
Many others at all levels of schooling are more positive.
1:1 is more than devices
Student comments about the use of netbooks in Year 7
Good at games: mobile learning proves a hit in schools and Web-based learning leaves schools in two minds, are two interesting articles from the UK, Guardian.
Learning with laptops and various handheld devices, is a topic that still has a lot of time to develop and play out in primary and secondary levels of schooling.