The Stereotypes of Computer Science Students By: Franky Gabriel Sanjaya Computer Science is becoming one of the biggest fields in college. Good prospect in the future and many choices for work make people want to enroll this class. Even though some people have some interest in computer science field, many people are still not intended go to this course. The problem is the perspective of the other people, especially from the non-computer science student. People view computer science student as male student who spent all of their time in computer.
There are also many different solutions that teachers could consider in order to decrease the amount of students who cheat. These solutions include confiscation, the teacher watching over the students, and separation between students. The first cause of academic cheating is temptation. It is fairly easy to obtain needed information nowadays with cell phones and the internet. Most students have a smartphone that lets them use the internet in class, making it easy to hide behind the desk searching for the answers online.
When did this become okay? Students are limiting their brain functions by using the internet as much as they do, so they start losing touch with their brainstorming capabilities and their critical thinking. Technology is influencing younger generations to a different lifestyle in negative ways. It is common to see a child holding an iPad, game console, or even a cell phone device almost anywhere you go. Before toddlers are even old enough to talk, they’ll be able to navigate their way through an iPad’s touchscreen.
Especially for college students, most of them use the Internet for written assignments, group projects, class discussions and etc. It is a common phenomenon that students use computers to access Internet during the class time. Yet, the Internet may weaken our learning abilities now. When students getting on the Internet, they do not pay attention to class, do not solve problems by themselves, and even use computer to cheat. Although the Internet is very helpful in many ways, it can also be a distraction for students.
Why do we check our smartphones hundred times a day? Do we even know what the word “social” means in this modernized era? The word Social, according to dictionary.com means seeking or enjoying the companionship of others; this firmly implies face-to-face interaction. Nevertheless, this definition conflicts with today's perception of social networking, in which we interact mainly with screens rather than
They depend on computers for social networking such as work and pleasure. Everyone likes to talk and text on the phone or write emails, there’s no more face to face. Therefore, technology makes us lazy and takes away from our learning capabilities. Therefore, with technology evolving, the children are exposed to what the world has to offer. Childhood is all about exploration through the interactive world of technology.
While that depends on the person and the technology, I have noticed the increasing paradox of technology: 1. Technology has worked to our benefit and our detriment ~ we have more “free time” but we don’t always use it wisely. 2. Technology simplifies our lives while making our lives more complex ~ as labor saving devices have grown more sophisticated, they have become more difficult to repair using rubber bands, scotch tape, and paper clips. 3.
It may cause health problem such as obesity, myopia, computer vision syndrome (CVS) etc. Example: there are a lot of kid now wearing glasses because they too addicted in playing online games and cause them myopia( short sightless). Also, the information system is changing the nature of work. Peoples now can work at home instead of going office. But this may cause them lose to develop their team work, leadership, social skill and opportunity to gain experience in real working lifestyle.
First and foremost, though technology can be a tool of study, the fact is that students get easily addicted to it, which greatly distracts their focus. In the article Richtel points out despite of a lack of studies show technology affects students’ attention span, he argues, “…there is mounting indirect evidence that constant use of technology can affect behavior, particularly in developing brains, because of heavy stimulation and rapid shifts in attention.”(1) There is endless updated news and entertainments in the media. If using properly, students can relax themselves in break and learn new things. However, lack of seld-control, most students cannot keep themselves away from the distraction during study. So it is getting harder for them to pay constant focus because of frequent shifting their minds.
The advantages of modern technology balances with the costs that technology brings. Modern technology has opened up many opportunities for people around the world; not just industrial, but as well as having the chance to live a longer or healthier life. Though technology can give us an easier life, it can also bring harm through cyber bullying and the cost of Facebook giving teenagers low self-esteem. With technology all around us, many has also been too dependant of technology, causing them to lose everyday skills. Technology in the medical world has saved a large population of the world.