Brainstorming, brainstorm about specific positive and negative effects computers have
had on your personal, professional and academic life. Create a one-page list of your
Positive effects of computers on personal life
; Easier communication
; Faster communication
; Catalog pictures
; Genealogy research
Positive effects of computers on professional life
; Telecommuting to/from work
; Telecommuting to/from school
; Job training online
; School courses online = raise in pay at work
Positive effects of computers on academic life
; Access to courses online allow for working anytime on assignments and course
; Flexible course schedule = higher grades because schedule is not as stringent.
; Easier/faster online research
; Databases offer a wealth of information for students online… access quicker and
easier than ground library
Negative effects of computers on personal life
; Non-reversal of “sent” messages. ~ This can be detrimental to relationships
; Faster communication may not be better communication
; Addiction… always online = less interaction with real people
; Limits interaction and interpersonal communication with friends and relatives.
Negative effects of computers on professional life
; Working from home limits interaction with colleagues
; Internet can get a worker in trouble if they “surf” while at work on work time
; Exposure to electronic waves emitted by technology.
Negative effects of computers on academic life
; Limits interaction in the classroom
; Conversation online is different than the face-to-face classroom… Sometimes it is
hard to decipher tone in an online discussion…which can impact how an
assignment is completed
; Computer crashes then an assignment can be lost
Thesis, based on your brainstorming ~ write a one sentence working thesis statement that focuses on the impact of computers related to a single area of your life. The thesis should be one you could develop into an essay of about one page, directed to readers of your local newspaper. Don’t draft the essay.
The advances in technology create a vital link between online degree programs and career advancement.
Evidence. Identify three different types of evidence you could use to develop your working thesis. Use specific information from your brainstorming list as well as any other ideas that come to you. Length open
Degree programs offered online are easier to complete than traditional ground programs Career advancement is nearly certain with an advanced degree
One can work on their academic assignments while at work or at home.
Advantages outweigh disadvantages of online learning
Organization. Choose a method of organization for your evidence. Using that evidence, prepare an outline or simulate a graphic organizer to show your organizational plan for the one page essay. Length open
Degree programs offered online are easier to complete
Career advancement One can work on their
is nearly certain with academic assignments
The advances in an advanced degree while at work or at technology create a home. vital link between online degree programs and career
Advantages outweigh disadvantages of online