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One of my students, a 50+ grandmother, sat a full arm’s length away from the computer, recoiling from the mouse as if it were a snake. It was the first night of our Freshman Comp I class at the rural Drew, Mississippi campus of Mississippi Delta Community College, and I was trying to introduce her to our class website.Like many of my students, younger and older, she does not use computer or Internet on a regular basis. In many cases, my students are learning to use the internet or their devices–beyond updating Facebook or texting—for the first time. I show them how to access our learning management system (Canvas), and how to access their essential student and college information on our administrative system (because there is no orientation or workshop for them on how to do that). But I also often end up teaching them how to use basic computer software (Word, Google). There’s a misconception among some teachers and policymakers, especially at the college level, that students come to us already being tech-savvy. I recently learned that some of our secondary schools have done away with what was called “computer discovery” courses, based on that same reasoning. The truth is many of our students need teachers and schools to provide not only access but also direction and encouragement in navigating and using various tech tools.Click headline to read more--
Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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