The psychological impact of emerging technology continues
to be a concern. In our first article, Kimberly Young
reviews some of the signs of Internet Addiction. She also
offers some helpful strategies in her article Surfing
Not Studying: Dealing with Internet Addiction on Campus.
In contrast to Internet addition, Uma Gupta introduces us
to an opposite psychological phenomenon. Technophobia is
Conquerable outlines some of the signs of technophobia, as well as strategies for
managers who must address this problem in the workplace.
"Talking the talk" of the people who make technology
recommendations to us is no small task. In From
Here to Technology: Practical Tips for Student Affairs
Professionals, Kristl L. Wiernicki and Martyn J.
Miller outline a list of considerations, with a nice "legal
Internet Portals are finding a niche among college and
universities. Kyle Johnson describes the ins & outs of this new
phenomenon in A River Runs Through It:
Considerations and Issues when Evaluating Student
Jaja Jackson provides a providers view of the campus
portal phenomenon Uniting The Campus
Through An Online Community: One Example.
How many times have you said "Things sure have changed since I
was a student". Sadly, one thing that has not changed is academic
dishonesty... only the method has. Some students still feel the
need to cheat and a whole new crop of "providers" have emerged on
the Internet. Cary Anderson addresses this new twist to an
old problem in Online Cheating:
A New Twist to an Old Problem.
Finally, I pulled together Ten
Thoughts on Leadership and Technology, after being asked
to speak to a group of student leaders on this topic.