Fear of the tech god

Every time it happens I’m reminded of that first axiom of good teaching: take nothing for granted. Again today, a couple of bright students indicated how nervous they were about tackling the whole online thing. I suggested using either Google Docs and Spreadsheets or the excellent Celtx open-source software so that they could publish their scripts “out there” and allocate me as a collaborator. There were blank looks and worse, panicked expressions at the thought. What, no hard copy … well not yet anyway. It took some gentle hand holding and demonstration to allay the concerns. And most of them are nearly one-third of my age. No, the internet doesn’t necessarily attract the young ‘uns.

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