Educational Technology and the Social Web

February 10, 2010

Students’ View of Technology in the Classroom

Filed under: Education and Technology — Ken @ 2:12 pm

Although much progress has been made with the effective use of technology in the classroom, a disparity still exists between student expectations and faculty capabilities. There are many things to chew on in this video (it’s a parody, I know) but three things jump out for me: 1) faculty need the right kind of support to use technology in the classroom; 2) the use of technology should always serve a specific purpose; 3) today’s students need to play an active role in their learning and one way to engage them in that role is to allow them to facilitate their learning through technology.



  1. bravo! I am a fan (till I am not).

    Comment by sgainc! — October 5, 2010 @ 12:30 pm | Reply

  2. […] found another blog that I would like to link to. The author brought up some valuable points about how students feel […]

    Pingback by What do students think about Web 2.0? « exploringthewebintheclassroom — July 20, 2011 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

  3. I am glad that you posted this video to your blog. I have been doing some research about using technology in the classroom, and this is the first time I have read anything that addresses what students will think about it. Our focus is supposed to be on the students, and their learning. It is important for the technology to be relevant to the material, and to the students. Thank you for reminding me about my goals.


    Comment by mgray22 — July 20, 2011 @ 5:07 pm | Reply

  4. It can be a good thing and a bad thing to let students use technology in the classroom. How many people will pull out their phones to figure out math problems, or google something online to find the quick answer instead of their books. Sure it might be easier, but at the same time I believe you lose that teacher/student interaction.

    Comment by Takowa L — December 15, 2014 @ 5:07 pm | Reply

  5. That is exactly right. Lets say you have a CAL of $10,000, and your Chase card is your only credit card. The credit bureaus would not see that you have this credit available. Best case – its like you don’t even have a credit card – but this is doing nothing to help improve your score and show that you’re a responsible credit user. Worse case, they show that you have a balance of, say, $1000 out of $0 available credit. Yikes. Click

    Comment by colemanburke85614 — April 8, 2016 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

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