Teachers are usually socially awkward • Technology makes Professors work less hard and parlay their responsibilities to the Computer • Non-technical tools have no right or wrong, you can be really creative, technical things break and require you to be careful and inhibit your raw creativity – where is the technology equivalent of clay? • Powerpoint is the most stressful thing in history • Professors assume that because lectures are recorded, they can go really fast without respecting students • Education in general operates in the dark ages – technology merely gives them a way to keep the bureacrats in control of the future • So many people using technology to learn, but lack any common sense • Learning isn’t really all that important, it’s just an excuse to meet people and network • Interactive lectures are usually forced, not appreciated • No one uses textbooks anymore anyways, they are densely written and not valuable
the use of technology? Need to press further on where and how technology helps with learning outside of simply using it as a visual tool • Are there certain subjects that should be no-tech? Would that improve reception to technology in other subjects? • Given technology requires technical ability to mold like clay, if the technology use were customized and easily manipulated– would that make things easier? • Why the obsession with Power Point? • If textbooks are dead, why are schools still pushing them? • Why aren’t games used more often in classroom setting given kids interact with them so much? • What is the technology equivalent of the school of hard knocks?