In the past, the adoption of technology in the classroom which included making use of a Learning Management System to manage student’s homework, labs, quizzes, tests and grades was slow to take hold. This is understandable since there is usually a waiting period to see if the new software really takes hold and is useful. Often the question is asked is why change? The paper and pencil method has worked for generations.
The answer is, the students have changed. Students these days are well versed in technology. They all know how to use a cell phone and navigate the internet. Communicating via a video chat is now commonplace. Come to think of it, this even makes Get Smart’s Maxwell Smart and Agent-99’s technology obsolete since they could only is use a shoe phone to make a phone call…………………………………..