Student expectations - a few preliminary findings. Jane Alexen Shuyska Department of Education University of Oxford 15 th April, 2008 http://thema.oucs.ox.ac.uk. Wireless access.
Jane Alexen Shuyska
Department of Education
University of Oxford
15th April, 2008
Wireless was readily available in all facilities on campus in my previous experience. Being tethered to a cable is restrictive and not conducive to the group-style learning that the University/Department are trying to foster.
…there was an ethernet cable but when I plugged it in I still couldn't receive the internet […] There were a lot of things I would have liked to be able to research a bit online while I was working on them, so I could have a frame of reference when doing these activities, but it wasn't always possible…So at times I felt really a bit clueless.
…the people in my course created a facebook group where we discuss logistical stuff like availability of books or clarification of certain concepts or sometimes even, outlines of formats, etc.
While the students attending the party understood the party and the context of the party, the teachers in a program may not understand this same concept. Teachers could come to unfair conclusions about students based on what is on one’s Facebook profile.
I think it’s great to have tutors/university staff/lecturers on Facebook. After all, it is supposed to be a social community network and I think they [deserve] the right to have their own community or form a network with students (if the students are willing).”
I think that from the moment one person is present on the internet by giving his/her real name, by having blogs or using wikis for example, he/she is aware of evolving in a public space.”