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ERIC Number: EJ813758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Think Students Are Technologically Savvy? Control-Alt-Delete That Idea
Brown, Kevin
College Quarterly, v10 n2 p1-3 Spr 2007
The trend in higher education these days is to speak of students' technological skills as if they are worlds different from those of individuals who actually teach them. Teachers are the dinosaurs who do not understand how to maneuver in this brave new world of technology, while students are the evolved birds who will live on into the future. Part of this assumption is correct; students do embrace and use technology in ways that previous generations did not. However, while they use these technological tools almost constantly, they have not truly learned how to actually operate them, nor have many of them actually used other basic technology, such as word processing software. In this article, the author discusses the failure of students to learn how to use these technology tools for academic purposes. If teachers continue to assume that students already know how to use technology and do not truly teach them to engage it, then there is a chance that students will leave college with the same narrow worldview with which they entered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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