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impact of technology on telnet college students

Impact of Technology on Telnet College Students

Presented By:

Canisius College

Student Affairs Staff Meeting

15 minute presentation

technology in higher education
Technology in Higher Education
  • I believe that the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our Educational system and that in a few years it will supplant largely,If not entirely, the use of textbooks… Thomas Edison, 1922
    • The introduction of new technology is not a new phenomenon.
technology at telnet college
Technology at Telnet College
  • Telnet College needs to continue to hold its reputation in New England and the rest of the Country.
  • A systematic plan must be in place to combat the problems new technology continues to bring us and other institutions.
  • Technology impacts students Socially, Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually.
social problems
Social Problems
  • Isolation / Less Personal Interaction
    • Distorted Image of self
    • Distorted Idea of real relationships
    • Reduced amount of social interaction
    • http://www.loyola.edu/dept/philosophy/techne/conrad.html
  • Lack of Participation in College Community
    • Less involvement in offered programs
    • Internet use substitutes for other social activities
    • Misconception of social interactions may lead to stalking or harassment
    • http://www.rpi.edu/~anderk4/research.html
preventing social problems
Preventing Social Problems
  • Programmatic interventions focused on the developmental problems caused by excessive internet use.
  • Train students how to assess their own on-line time.
  • Monitor or restrict internet use of students.
  • Teach students about the value of real life and real life interactions.
physical problems associated with technology
Physical Problems Associated with Technology
  • Physical Symptoms
      • Eye Discomfort
      • Neck and Back Soreness
      • Hand, Wrist, and Finger Strain
  • Lack of Exercise
      • Not as Healthy
  • Lack of physical activity and poor diet, taken together, are the second largest underlying cause of death in the United States. (Smoking is the #1 cause.)
  • Staying physically active on a regular, permanent basis can help prevent or delay certain diseases (like some types of cancer, heart disease, or diabetes) and disabilities as people grow older.
preventing physical injuries
Preventing Physical Injuries
  • Organization of work day to allow frequent breaks from computer work.
  • Good posture. Vs.
  • Ergonomic equipment and furniture that support good posture.
  • Appropriate typing techniques.
mental problems
Mental Problems
  • Academic dishonesty is complicated by on-line cheating.
  • More resources and more information readily available to students.
  • Companies sell papers and other works to students.
  • Access to information is easier than thinking for oneself.
  • http://www.studentaffairs.com/ejournal/Winter_2001/plagiarism.html
solutions to mental issues
Solutions to Mental Issues
  • Offer programming to students focused on plagiarism and on-line cheating.
  • Limit unstructured free time of students.
  • Enforce greater penalties for cheating.
  • Train students how to become proactive in the fight against academic dishonesty.
  • Use technology to catch cheaters through websites like Plagiarism.com , Plagiarism.org and Findsame.com
  • http://www.studentaffairs.com/ejournal/Spring_2001/cheat.html
emotional issues
Emotional Issues
  • Lack of connection with campus community.
  • Impact on students’ sense of security.
  • Dependency
emotional issues cont d
Emotional Issues (cont’d)
  • Feelings of Ambivalence
    • Towards peers
    • Towards professors
    • Towards administrators
genx spirituality tom beaudoin
GenX Spirituality – Tom Beaudoin
  • GenX’ers tend to pick and choose from different religions, possible due to “billions of bits of information in cyberspace”.
  • GenX’ers have not been able to locate the tradition of religion due to the popular culture.

http://www.findarticles.com/m1548/n5_v13/21089008/p1/article.jhtml

the soul of cyberspace how new technology is changing our spiritual lives michael j farrell
The Soul of Cyberspace: How New Technology is Changing Our Spiritual Lives – Michael J. Farrell
  • Can denominations keep their body of believers intact in a virtual world where it is so easy to get other information
  • Computers have transferred this world from better to worse.”
  • “Concludes Zaleski, "Our souls become what we make of them. So will the soul of cyberspace, for cyberspace mirrors us in our entirety, including our souls.”

http://www.findarticles.com/m1141/n14_v34/20232895/p1/article.jhtml

me first spirituality is a sorry substitute for organized religion on campuses donna schaper
Me-First ‘Spirituality’ Is a Sorry Substitute for Organized Religion on Campuses – Donna Schaper
  • Can denominations keep their body of believers intact in a virtual world where it is so easy to get other information
  • Computers have transferred this world from better to worse.”
  • “Concludes Zaleski, "Our souls become what we make of them. So will the soul of cyberspace, for cyberspace mirrors us in our entirety, including our souls.”

Schaper, D. (2000). Me-First ‘Spirituality’ Is a Sorry Substitute for Organized Religion on Campuses. Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug p. A56.

department issues
Department Issues
  • Residence Life
    • What should student be allowed to view?
      • Possible limiting certain sites.
      • Teaching/educating students.
    • Duration of academic versus other sites.
      • Encourage use of academic web sites.
        • Programming.
        • Classes.
    • How do resident assistants get students out of rooms?
      • Educate RA’s on creating a positive welcoming hall atmosphere.
    • How does the college create tradition?
      • Build on the past.
      • Create customs.
department issues1
Department Issues
  • Student Activities
    • Students are not attending traditional programs.
      • Traditional vs. Non-traditional.
    • Students lack in interest in programs and sparingly attend.
      • Get advertisement out early.
      • Program towards students interests.
  • Student Retention
    • Students dropping out of school due to excessive internet use.
      • Update parents.
      • Warn students.
department issues2
Department Issues
  • Career Center
    • Career Center attendance among traditional college students is decreasing.
      • Offer tips and suggestions online.
  • Advisement
    • How do you advise students taking courses online
      • Mandate a certain amount of time on campus
      • Hotlines
      • E-mail Students
department issues3
Department Issues
  • Counseling Center
    • Possible increase of students with feelings of isolation
      • Educate students on the need to socializing.
      • Program get the students out of their rooms.
      • Teach students of current definition of computer addiction.
  • Health Center
    • Influx of student with vision problems
      • Educate on proper internet use –
        • Amount of time on Internet.T
        • Taking consistent breaks (your eyes need a break)
department issues4
Department Issues
  • Information Technology
    • Technicians are constantly fixing broken machines.
      • Teach students how to fix their own computers.
      • Mandatory course with FYE
    • Overload on Server & Downloading
    • Update system
  • Media Center
    • Decrease in media center by students.
      • New computers
      • New printers
      • Connect with a computer supplier for specific deals
tech savvy parents
Tech Savvy Parents
  • “The more adults use and understand technology, the higher is the value they place on it as a learning tool.”
    • Faculty, Staff, and Administration Training in handling computer savvy parents.
how will student affairs administrators be trained
How Will Student Affairs Administrators Be Trained?
  • Planning
  • Self-directed publications
  • Workshops
  • The Internet
  • Newsletters and Magazines
  • Tutoring Programs