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    When therewere no computers or smartphones, was college easieron techrepu?

    by tejasvansh156 ·

    I’m a first year college student and I’m definitely not new to technology but it’s all pretty overwhelming, the site we are using has our class assignments and syllabuses all over the place and I have to check my student email and all my notifications every day at home all the time to see if anything changed or was assigned before the actual class starts.

    I’ve just been wondering what college was like before all this technology, I imagine it being much easier with just about everything in person on techrepublic

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    • #2416871

      Re: college

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to When therewere no computers or smartphones, was college easieron techrepu?

      Before all this technology, there was no techrepublic.com at all.

    • #2416867

      Sounds like schools today.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to When therewere no computers or smartphones, was college easieron techrepu?

      I don’t see anything different than pre-computer days. Profs expected you to “check the board” for changes. Even if that meant you walking down to their office.

      • #2416864

        When I went through college,

        by Wizard57M-TR ·

        In reply to Sounds like schools today.

        it was worse than just having to check the bulletin board daily, it also meant hours and hours of research by hand at the library, making handwritten notations for references, checking my handwritten notes from class lectures/labs. Then taking all of that research material, putting together handwritten rough drafts, hand checking for spelling/grammar errors, then typing research papers on my typewriter! In some of my classes I had to turn in my reference notecards along with my paper, just to prove I had done the research.
        Students now have access from their dorm room or from whatever living quarters to a VAST amount of knowledge at the touch of a few keys…what is sad, to me anyway, is many don’t use it. Instead they come here and other websites and post homework questions and get POd when they are told to do their homework!
        Wiz 😉

        • #2416860

          The modern version.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to When I went through college,

          Of “do your homework” are: “google it” and “RTFM.”

          Even then there are areas that folk need help with today. Just last week I think I worked on a handful of systems that your average techs failed to fix but experience paid off. Sometimes what folk google is not understandable. Example? WiFi networking. Most folk don’t want to get into all that you need to know.

    • #2416848

      no computer or smartphone

      by puneetaryson ·

      In reply to When therewere no computers or smartphones, was college easieron techrepu?

      When there will be no computer, or smartphone on the college campus, as we know that the technology saves time and cost. Technology plays a very important role in every industry, Whether it’s a college, office, or any organization. If we have to do work, Then it will take too much time.

      For me, technology should be there in every organization

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