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Petition against electronic device ban

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In the recent weeks it has been found that some students are using their electronic devices during class time for non-learning based activities. As a response to this, the team responsible for learning at TAFE Queensland, specifically the Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics program have decided that it is best if a total ban on all electronic devices is put in place. This is designed to assist our learning and promote more appropriate use of class time.

This proposed ban will include ALL electronic devices; ipads, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

As a student I use my electronic devices during class for my learning and find it much easier to stay engaged throughout the long lecture periods with the lecture loaded up in front of me as I can follow along at my own pace. I strongly disagree with the proposed ban and would like to be able to use my electronic devices during class to assist with my learning. For this reason I have created this petition for the students to be able to show their support for the use of electronic devices during class times.

It is vital that you all show your support for this cause if you would also like to continue to use your electronic devices during class time. We need the support and involvement of each student from all cohorts.

The only way we can overturn this ban is with the involvement of all of you. Please take some time to fill out this petition and comment on ways you have used your electronic devices during class time to assist your learning and why YOU think we should be allowed to use electronic devices during class time.

Don't forget to make sure that all of your friends show their support if you too feel strongly about this topic.

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