Michael Wesch A Vision Of Students Today Analysis

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Distracting Advancement Michael Wesch from Kansas State University created a video, “A Vision of Students Today”, and posted it on YouTube, depicting views college students have on their educational experience and how technology is used in a negative manner. He had college students express their opinions, which range from financial issues to an impersonal atmosphere , with nonverbal means . The two issues that really stood out were the impersonal atmosphere and the negative use of technology. Students can easily feel lost and unimportant when they attend college. In the large group of students from the video, one student held up a sign stating “My average class size is 115” (qtd. in Wesch) and another held up a sign stating that “18% of my teachers know my name” (qtd. in Wesch). Instructors usually teach more than one class a day and more than one day a week during a semester. If there are a hundred plus people in each class, a semester will last on average thirteen to sixteen weeks and then factor in the pupils that drop the class, never show up, or do not actively participate, it would be almost impossible for someone to remember all those names. This makes…show more content…
In order to succeed in a college course, a student needs to accept an active role in the education process. Unfortunately, this is not the case with some students. One female student was rather direct about her use of a laptop computer when she displayed a sign reading “I Face Book through most of my classes.”(qtd. in Wesch) There was also a young man that used his laptop in class. He informed the viewers that “I bring my laptop to class, but I’m not working on class stuff.” Instead of the students using these media outlets to research material being covered in class, emailing a professor with questions or taking notes, they are using the outlets for some sort of

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