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Experienced it, way back in college. When I'm on my educational game project (for PC), one of my classmates accidentally tripped on the lappie's charger, then poof! I lost an hour of work?!
After that, I taught myself to save everything after I've done some modifications in my projects, Even just a line of code. My classmates thought I'm an OC.
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Most students believe they don't get value for money at university
Those that think it's true probably do not get value indeed!
The problem is that learning is not about getting answers only, but to be able to come up with questions that can lead us to a better word! For that one have to understand!!!
I'm not questioning your powers of observation; I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is. (V)
Why pay for something when you can get it for free:
“It may be some lecturers are still providing the information that the students can get online and they’re not providing the opportunity for challenge and debate after you’ve accessed the material,” he added.
And we also have a Q&A here as many other web sites have, so no need for teachers in the future perhaps?
Well, there's always room for teachers teaching you spelling and grammar, because it's clear as hell that you can't learn that off the internet!
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous ----- The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 ----- I'd just like a chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Me, all the time
Guess the article writer is a former student then:
Universities Minister David Willetts said the research showed universities were beginning to take action to provide better quality teaching for students but students but added: “It is not enough and there is still more to do.”
No, no - QA is how they pass their exams. They don't appear to learn anything there...
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They're optimizing the Return On Investment; getting as much as possible with the least effort. I'd say that they're learning - what benefit would it have to become an underpaid expert? It's not like we're being measured in terms of knowledge or actual productivity.
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There just seems to be this attitude that everything is online for immediate access when needed. And to be fair it is. But to me the idea of a University is setting the course, laying out what you're going to be learning, teaching, tutoring etc. and finally evaluating how well the students have done. Hopefully they'll come out with a breadth of learning about their chosen subject.
What if you applied this thinking to medical students? Yep, we'll just consult Wikipedia before we whip that toe off.
Kids today have it made! When I was in college, the only extra reference materials I had (for programming) were the locally installed MSDN (usually a quarter or two behind) and a growing library of books I purchased at the local bookseller! There was no CP or SO then. There was only trial and error!