Review of Clifford Stoll's Article "Cyberschool" and Proposed Changes to Improve My College

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Many students realized that within their first two years semesters of college, the workload is inevitably heavier and even overwhelming than when they were in high school. After reading “Cyberschool” by Clifford Stoll, there is a shocking point that he makes very obvious to his readers. Stoll implies that what his essay is about is not to be taking into consideration because he pokes fun at the idea of the cyber-schooling. Cyber-schooling consists of each student having their own computer; all teachers are fired and retrained to become data entry clerks that answer student’s emails. In addition, this type of “future school” that Stoll describes has each student working at his or her own pace. They will get CD-ROM’s that have …show more content…
Having a greater variety of classes available increases employment because there will be a higher demand of people with the required skills to put group interaction in effect. With the development of such classes, the technology in each building will be obliged to update.

Stoll implies that the evolution of technology is becoming more of a distraction rather than an aid in learning. He also states that with cubicles and the lack of social interaction between students during cyberschooling would promote the disappearance of current discipline problems. Unfortunately the downfall to having no social interaction does not benefit anyone because their societal skills will be inexistent. On the contrary, having a new and reliable way of teaching can enforce the student’s comprehension. All the buildings around the Camden County College campus should be updated with newer, more efficient technologies. For example, each room should include projectors that replace overhead projectors and each computer should have the newest version of computer software, Windows 7®. The most efficient part about the doing away with overhead projectors is that instructors can stop carrying and fussing with transparencies and instead, switch over to opening a document stored on a memory stick. With a more interesting class that is up to date and working as fast as the impatient minds of college students can increase classroom attendance.

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