Technology And Its Impact On College Students

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In today’s world technology is essential in almost everything we do. For many people, forgetting their smartphone somewhere is the worst thing that can happen. It is fairly safe to say that technology has almost completely taken over our lives. This is even more so for college students. Technology, for the modern day college student, is practically the base of everything they do. But when it comes to learning, is this technology really helping? In some forms yes, absolutely, technology is amazing and I am amazed at what it can do. But in most cases, for college students, it seems to be more of a major distraction. On top of being a distraction, technology seems to be making us, human beings, less intelligent. Technology seems to be becoming more and more of a distraction in today’s college classrooms/lecture halls. Dan Rockmore, a professor at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, wrote an article in The New Yorker in 2014 stating that he had banned the use of laptops and such in his classes. His reasoning was that he saw, from personal experience, that this sort of technology in a classroom setting was more a distraction than anything else. This type of technology is more of a passageway into another world, a world where a college student does not have to sit in a lecture hall for hours on end and be bored. Students, such as myself, will find any excuse to do anything but sit still and listen to someone drone on about something that either does not appeal to me, or even
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