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1 Impact of Technology on Telnet College Students Presented By: Canisius College Student Affairs Staff Meeting 15 minute presentation

2 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 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.

3 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.

4 Social Problems Isolation / Less Personal Interaction 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 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

5 Preventing Social Problems Programmatic interventions focused on the developmental problems caused by excessive internet use. Programmatic interventions focused on the developmental problems caused by excessive internet use. Train students how to assess their own on- line time. Train students how to assess their own on- line time. Monitor or restrict internet use of students. Monitor or restrict internet use of students. Teach students about the value of real life and real life interactions. Teach students about the value of real life and real life interactions.

6 Physical Problems Associated with Technology Physical Symptoms Physical Symptoms Eye DiscomfortEye Discomfort Neck and Back SorenessNeck and Back Soreness Hand, Wrist, and Finger StrainHand, Wrist, and Finger Strain Lack of Exercise Lack of Exercise Not as HealthyNot 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.) 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. 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.

7 Preventing Physical Injuries Organization of work day to allow frequent breaks from computer work. Organization of work day to allow frequent breaks from computer work. Good posture.Vs. Good posture.Vs. Ergonomic equipment and furniture that support good posture. Ergonomic equipment and furniture that support good posture. Appropriate typing techniques. Appropriate typing techniques.

8 Mental Problems Academic dishonesty is complicated by on- line cheating. Academic dishonesty is complicated by on- line cheating. More resources and more information readily available to students. More resources and more information readily available to students. Companies sell papers and other works to students. Companies sell papers and other works to students. Access to information is easier than thinking for oneself. Access to information is easier than thinking for oneself. http://www.studentaffairs.com/ejournal/Winter_2001/p lagiarism.html

9 Solutions to Mental Issues Offer programming to students focused on plagiarism and on-line cheating. Offer programming to students focused on plagiarism and on-line cheating. Limit unstructured free time of students. Limit unstructured free time of students. Enforce greater penalties for cheating. Enforce greater penalties for cheating. Train students how to become proactive in the fight against academic dishonesty. 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 Use technology to catch cheaters through websites like Plagiarism.com, Plagiarism.org and Findsame.com http://www.studentaffairs.com/ejournal/Spring _2001/cheat.html

10 Emotional Issues Lack of connection with campus community. Lack of connection with campus community. Impact on students’ sense of security. Impact on students’ sense of security. Dependency Dependency

11 Emotional Issues (cont’d) Feelings of Ambivalence Feelings of Ambivalence –Towards peers –Towards professors –Towards administrators

12 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 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. 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

13 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 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.” 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.” “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

14 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 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.” 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.” “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.

15 Department Issues Residence Life Residence Life –What should student be allowed to view? Possible limiting certain sites.Possible limiting certain sites. Teaching/educating students.Teaching/educating students. –Duration of academic versus other sites. Encourage use of academic web 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.Educate RA’s on creating a positive welcoming hall atmosphere. –How does the college create tradition? Build on the past.Build on the past. Create customs.Create customs.

16 Department Issues Student Activities Student Activities –Students are not attending traditional programs. Traditional vs. Non-traditional.Traditional vs. Non-traditional. –Students lack in interest in programs and sparingly attend. Get advertisement out early.Get advertisement out early. Program towards students interests.Program towards students interests. Student Retention Student Retention –Students dropping out of school due to excessive internet use. Update parents.Update parents. Warn students.Warn students.

17 Department Issues Career Center Career Center –Career Center attendance among traditional college students is decreasing. Offer tips and suggestions online.Offer tips and suggestions online. Advisement Advisement –How do you advise students taking courses online Mandate a certain amount of time on campusMandate a certain amount of time on campus HotlinesHotlines E-mail StudentsE-mail Students

18 Department Issues Counseling Center Counseling Center –Possible increase of students with feelings of isolation Educate students on the need to socializing.Educate students on the need to socializing. Program get the students out of their rooms.Program get the students out of their rooms. Teach students of current definition of computer addiction.Teach students of current definition of computer addiction. Health Center Health Center –Influx of student with vision problems Educate on proper internet use –Educate on proper internet use – –Amount of time on Internet.T –Taking consistent breaks (your eyes need a break)

19 Department Issues Information Technology –T–T–T–Technicians are constantly fixing broken machines. Teach students how to fix their own computers. Mandatory course with FYE –O–O–O–Overload on Server & Downloading –U–U–U–Update system Media Center –D–D–D–Decrease in media center by students. New computers New printers Connect with a computer supplier for specific deals

20 Tech Savvy Parents “The more adults use and understand technology, the higher is the value they place on it as a learning tool.” “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.

21 How Will Student Affairs Administrators Be Trained? Planning Planning Self-directed publications Self-directed publications Workshops Workshops The Internet The Internet Newsletters and Magazines Newsletters and Magazines Tutoring Programs Tutoring Programs


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