Larry McDaniel Allen Jackson Laura Gaudet Andrew Shim

Abstract

It may amaze those in education that in this age of technology and computers, how basic concepts of classroom teaching are similar or even more important than they were 40 years ago when Kounin first defined withitness elements. New challenges, related to laptop Internet instruction, require instructors to develop withitness skills and situational awareness as they compete with computers for students attention and class participation. "Withitness" skills may be needed when teaching students in classrooms with laptops connected to the Internet.

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