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Educational Value of Texting

I’ve heard on occasion people push using random technologies more or less in class. Sometimes it’s texting, or PowerPoint, or Internet, or…whatever. Not that there can’t be any use for texting in a class, but it probably shouldn’t be forced.

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CZAR: Students complain that our university is not high-tech enough. So I'd like you all to start using text messaging in class.
HOBO: I'm fine with outside of class, but why in class?

BEARD: Yeah, it seems like an arbitrary layer to add between teacher and student.
CZAR: Students these days don't need interpersonal skills. They need to be able to push tiny touchscreen buttons.

HOBO: I'd like a number four--large sized.