Teachers and professors think the Web is great to a certain point though. Teachers have noticed students are carried away by the Web because they are focusing less on reading. Carr agrees, “…. They don’t necessarily read a page from left to right and from top to bottom. They might instead skip around, scanning for pertinent information of interest… I can’t get my students to read whole books anymore…” (318).
Libraries used to be a place for reading and thinking, while now become a center for retrieval of information. He concludes that reading good books with patience and keep thinking independently can promote students’ writing. From this essay, I agree with some points of the author. I also believe that the Web destroys the quality of some students’ research papers but not all. As a student, I think the Web is a double-edged sword which means it both has advantages and disadvantages.
He could choose to look at educational websites, such as news sites and online journals, or he could go to “junk” websites that serve no educational purpose. Unfortunately in today’s culture, the vast majority of college students will not use the computer as an effective research tool. The initial purpose of the computer and the Internet was to be able to conveniently record and share information. However, because of these junk websites, such as
The consequence for the lack of critical thinking in decision making has been revealed through recent corporate scandals such as Enron (Braun, 2004, p. 232). To improve these skills, business leaders believe that more focus be made on teaching critical think in business schools over anything else (Braun, 2004, p. 232). While many professionals agree with this, I believe, rather than waiting until college, these skills and tools can be developed at a young age by shifting from the more traditional passive teaching methods to a more active teaching style. Traditionally, passive teaching has been the most common approach used by professors. This method usually involves professors delivering lectures to students with little to no opportunity for student input through “discussion or experiential exercises” (Michel, Cater, & Varela, 2009, p. 400).
The first one being the fact that the upraised lids from the laptops prevented professors from making eye contact with there students. Second reason being the students could not help them self’s but to look at the screens of their fellow peers. The third reason was the use of laptops during class prevented the student from thinking; and finally, Goldstein stated that it prevented the students from joining in on the class discussions, because of the fact they are so imbedded on copying what the professor has to say. Goldstein gave great insight on his opinions on the use of laptops during class and I even found my self agreeing and supporting with some of his reasons until I read Choy’s essay and her
Some editors through ignorance, and bad research can and do introduce errors in “fact” or “interpretation.” Often professor Wilson “refers” students to Wikipedia that well written and well sourced, but what’s the point of using an article if you have to filter through it just to check its legitimacy. Even though Wilson makes a valid point on how Wikipedia could improve its information it will take a while to convince people that Wikipedia has become a legit scholarly source. Both professors also agree that it’s a good place to get information but Waters feels that Wikipedia should be strictly limited to finding a topic or a source to start the research process but should not be used for further research. Water proposed a policy to the history department that it quickly adopted: “(1) Students are responsible for the accuracy of the information they provide, and they cannot point to Wikipedia or any similar source that may appear in the future to escape consequences of errors. (2) Wikipedia is not an acceptable citation, even though it may lead one to a citable
I mostly learn by listening to a teacher talk and writing the most important information. When I found out that I didn’t have a professor explaining the subjects I was lost on what to do, but I did my best. Fortunately some subjects provided webinars to help me and it made me more comfortable having someone explain in more details and having someone there to answer questions right away. I wasn’t too sure about online schooling, but as my family said they are on my side and they help me through the times I don’t understand the material much no matter how much I read it and researched it online and try to understand it myself. Since my boyfriend is taking college courses, we decided to start studying together Sunday nights after dinner so we would get to see each other more often and be able to finish some work together.
In fact, we recommend that students check the facts they find in Wikipedia against other sources. Additionally, it is generally good research practice to cite an original source when writing a paper, or completing an exam. It’s usually not advisable, particularly at the university level, to cite an
In the essay “College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening?” by David Daniels, David Daniels discuss that there are all kind of problem with existing in the “lecture system” and it affects students, professors, and even American business. According to Daniels, the lecture system has caused strongly disagreement for many centuries. The lecturer was not challenged very often because of the shorts supply of books, this condition still exists. Furthermore, David Daniels gives an example of Mary witnessing the disadvantages of lecture system and then realizing that “the professor is as bored as his audiences.” However, David Daniels claims that smaller classes “required involve themselves in discussion” and “Students become actively involved….” He says that “students must learn to listen before they can listen to learn,” a helpful point for most of learners who are inclined to think instead of attentively listening. Finally, he suggests that smaller discussion classes are supposed to be given during the first two years of college, when students need close and respective instruction, to improve their intelligent listening and creative thinking skills.
Even parents complain when the students are given requirements to finish certain assignments online, for its a challenge for students to remain on task. Students have to be capable of concentrating on what needs their attention, such as their participation in classes, exercises, anything concerning their grades. It would also help if the teacher can use methods to refrain the students from using their cellular devices. Speaking of teachers, take note that at times it could be the teacher who gives the students an open door to not pay attention in class, especially a teacher who has favorites. It is true that teachers want their students undivided attention but there are some teachers that give little concern when their students are on their gadgets chatting, playing, or are on any social