ERIC Number: EJ1065281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
The Civil Classroom in the Age of the Net
Forni, P. M.
Thought & Action, p15-22 Fall 2008
This article discusses a growing problem with civility and relationships between college professors and students. There is a recognition that these relationships are fraught with tension, and it is becoming clear that the massive presence of the "Net" in college students' lives is contributing to that tension. By casting a glance at why and how that happens, this article offers suggestions to coping and surviving. The author encourages examining what being a teacher and a student entails, and working on the important task of what being human is in the age of the "Net."
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty, College Students, Coping, Student Behavior, Telecommunications, Internet, Social Networks, Electronic Mail, Teacher Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Classroom Environment, Teacher Influence, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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