tirsdag 3. februar 2009

What students want.

Hei :)

After listening to a lecture about a professor discussing how they should make the students "knowledge-able". ( To view the lecture click on this link,
http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=195#comments )

As a student at Sandvika VGS, we all have our own computer. We use it everyday in every class.

When we are told to shut down our computers, I feel like I am missing out on something. Like my computer is my safety device, I've grown to attached to it. I use it to look up information and to talk to fellow students about assignments. Without sounding like an angel, I also use my computer to check out facebook every now and then, but I do not feel that this use of the computer is interrupting me learning in class.

It is easy to believe that every student wants free access to the Internet during classes, but that is not necessarily the case. I am very happy with the Internet, but I also find it very annoying at times. It is too easy to do what you are not suppose to do, during class. Therefor I believe that most students would love the Internet access, but their subconscious would love to learn without the Internet.
The point is not to remove the Internet access for students, but to teach them how to use the Internet in a positive way, and I agree with that.

Except for the Internet, students also want a good teacher. A teacher that can catch their attention at any time, not a teacher that is just standing there holding a lecture.

When it comes to the location of where students are learning, I think that is very important. For instent, at Sandvika VGS almost every classroom has windows that let the students look outside for a few seconds, and not just staring at a gray wall.