By Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - In an age where technology is used in many college classrooms, some math professors at the School of Mines & Technology in South Dakota are fighting to keep an old-school teaching aid.

Math and Computer Science associate professor Larry Pyeatt says he and many others in his department have a strong bias toward the old-fashioned chalkboard. So when plans were made to remodel the department’s home, McLaury Hall, there was some anxiety.

Associate professor, Paul Hinker, tells KOTA-TV ( ) many instructors were worried they would get whiteboards. Hinker says like the marble steps that are worn with the footsteps of students past at McLaury, the chalkboards are part of tradition.

Saving the chalkboards and a part of the past is still up for discussion.


Information from: KOTA-TV,

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