“How Is Technology Helping Students Now In School As Opposed To When You Were In School? What Advances Have You Noticed While Teaching And The Progress Of Students In Their Field?”
As a professor at NYU, I have observed the biggest impact technology has had is on research time. The internet has dramatically reduced the amount of time that used to be spent digging through publications.
Email has created an efficient supplement to classroom communication, particularly with topical information that can be shared without having to wait until the next class.
While powerful visual tools are now routinely used, they have had the effect of reducing student’s verbal skills and their ability to convey information concisely. The art of selling yourself or your idea in an engaging conversation or fun story needs to be fostered more.