Motivated by Technology?

Original image Credit: Running Shoes by Timothy Takemoto
Running Shoes
Licensed Creative Commons Attribution on April 13, 2012

Slide by Bill Ferriter

The image and the words are thought provoking. Are they correct?

I think that my college freshmen are motivated by technology a little bit, perhaps more than the shoes and socks metaphor shows. They want to be able to use their phones in class to take a quiz. They want to be creating digital presentations–and then watching them in class together to show off their stuff. They do not want to be reading a book and taking a pen and paper test all the time.

Technology may not be the prime motivator though. They might just want to do something different in class. But I’m okay with that, too.

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