Campus Chatter: Technology in the classroom

Oct. 2, 2011

Molly Mrazek
mmrazek@uccs.edu

Hannah Blake

What do you think of online classes?

Personally, I don’t like them because I like the people interaction and being able to ask questions and being hands-on. And plus, for me personally, I’m not as disciplined for online classes as I am with an actual class at a building.”

What about the use of laptops in classes?

I think they are fine, you know, as long as you’re not being [distracted] by them; but they’re good for taking notes.”

What do you think is next for technology in the classroom?

Probably the iPad, I’m guessing, it seems like it would be cool for taking notes, like an upgrade of a laptop.”

Nayla Eppman

What do you think of online classes?

I’ve taken a couple before, I dunno, it can be easy if you try and work for it, otherwise it can be pretty hard.”

What about the use of laptops in classes?

If they’re really necessary you should use them, ‘cause they’re really helpful sometimes, but they can distract you really easily.”

What do you think is next for technology in the classroom?

Using your phone in class, like internet, like smart phones.”

Brian Rogers

What do you think of online classes?

They’re useful for some courses, but so far it tends to be if the professor is bad you may as well just do it yourself.”

What about the use of laptops in classes?

It’s a wonderful idea, I do it every day. And personally I guess it could be distracting, and I use it as a distraction if I don’t have to pay attention. It’s definitely very useful for note-taking, anything you miss that the professor says you could look it up, google it, whatever. And I really like to have all my notes on a computer; it’s a lot easier to study. You don’t have to page through a hundred pages, you can just “control f” and find it.”

What do you think is next for technology in the classroom?

I think a lot of schools, especially the ones that are big on tech., have provided laptops for most of the students, it’s included in part of the fees probably, and then they distribute books with the e-books, and everyone has it online. I think that’s probably a good way to go.”