While i totally agree to the fact that indiscriminate use of Internet does cause a lot of distractions that negatively affect the educational experience, one cannot over-emphasize the fact that taking the internet out of the classroom is not the solution.
I am a student and know the joys of chatting away in the classroom. But, I have never ever surfed the internet in a class I have found interesting and value-adding.
The solution to this ‘issue’ is simple. Make your classes interesting profs!
I do have a major problem with the way the education system is structured now, but thats content for another post 😉