By, Kerri Totoritis Amanda Smith Jessica Magoon Katherine Kalisz
A study was done at Central Connecticut State University in a Geometry, Probability, and Statistics math course containing 24 mixed college aged students. The mean age of the population was 20 years and 5.5 months old. The median age of the population was 19. The mode of the population was 19. The study gathered information about social networking habits and the use of communication devices of these students. The study was conducted using a paper and pencil survey in class Introduction
Summary Short Term Benefits: Information is readily accessible when you need it Allows one to communicate quickly Allows for legible handwriting Long Term Benefits: Communication between students/teachers & teacher/teacher Keep track of previous work Always available (or within a lesser amount of time) Variety of materials is greater Drawbacks: Both students and professors will be more demanding of each other Technology failures Decrease in penmanship Unreliable information Keeping Up to Date with New Technology
How Might This Information Change the way you Teach in 5 years? Being technologically available to your students SMART BOARDS Transition between old school style (chalkboard, text books) approach to teaching VS. a technological approach More time needed to grab the concept of new technology
Reflection: Our team was surprised by our findings. We knew that technology was becoming more prevalent in our school systems and peoples lives. However, we did not expect our findings to indicate that people were using similar technology devices due to the fact that there are so many options. We also found that students at CCSU communicate more effectively through technology and have come to the realization that the world as a whole is becoming more technologically advanced.
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