Was asked if possible to establish a policy to fine someone (or require a donation) if a cell phone rings during an education program, is answered, or if student takes out Blackberry/Treo/iPhone and checks email, sends text messages or accesses Internet during class. There's no question that ringing cell phones and device use can be annoyances and distractions to instructors and other students. Offenders often don't care, as their interest is in multi-tasking or not missing a communication.
Don't know what the answer to fine question is, but checking into it. What do you think the answer should be?