As DIU Podcast continues to grow, the show must find ways to co-exist with the heavily PC (politically correct) world of the 21st century. Gavin brings in the topic of what types of online behaviour is acceptable. Meanwhile, Jack brings in the issue of how laptops are a huge disturbance in classes and lectures.
Afterwards, we dive into the Kao Lui Corner where Jack talks about the ever important question of why “nice guys finish last.”
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Story about the Halloween costume inspired by the Boston Marathon.
Story about the HSBC Bankers who filmed a fake IS execution.
Story about the Tweet which became viral over the span of an international flight.
Story about the fired Toronto firefighter.
Story about the stupid Taco Bell Tweet.
After this episode was recorded, Jack sends me this link (to CBC Radio) which supposedly referred to his “doing research” for his laptop issue (even though he didn’t bring up any of the points discussed in the CBC Radio episode).
Research has found that those who take notes on their laptops in classes are more prone to type whatever the lecturer is saying (verbatim) but not necessarily retain the information. In other words, laptop note-takers try to type everything being said, without completely thinking about it. Students who take notes with paper and pen have been found to absorb more information. Although paper note-takers jot down less notes, they are more engaged with the actual lecture.
Original cover picture from the Christian Courier website.