Friday, April 20, 2012
Computer says no Syndrome
One problem arising from using technology in the classroom is what I call the ‘computer says no’ syndrome. Those of you familiar with Little Britain will know Carol who sits at her computer and utters the words ‘computer says no’.
How frustrating must that be for her customers who have no idea why the computer says no or what the solution is? It can be a problem when we are using teaching programmes that have a ‘show answers’ type function. This can de-motivate the students who don’t know why the answer is wrong or why they made the mistake. Therefore we need to remember that learning still requires the personal touch and that wrong answer can be just as useful as a correct one if we are willing to learn from them.
here's a clip from Youtube of Carol saying no