Blog #2 Thinking About Remediation

When asked to think about remediation in a piece of technology we look into pieces of technology we use on a day-to-day basis. Something that comes to mind is the camera. Isn’t it hard to believe that years and years ago people weren’t snapping pics on a iPhone 6 Plus? Weird right?

In 1840 the first invention of the “camera” was brought about and even then only a still picture was made and there was no promise that it wouldn’t fade. Nowadays you’re called old fashion even if you get prints made to send to our grandparents. The first film camera wasn’t invented until 1925, can you imagine having to keep up with rolls and rolls of film just for one single picture? I’d rather scroll my camera roll on my iPhone than do that.

In 1947 the Polaroid was invented and that let the photographer have the picture printed out immediately. They’ve actually made a come back and the modern Polaroid picture makes the perfect Instagram for the trendy girl. The first cell phone camera wasn’t actually invented until 2000 if you can believe it. Just think how much a cell phone camera has changed just within 15 years. Personally I don’t even think I own a digital camera anymore. Now my iPhone camera serves as my primary source of image snapping. Wow we’ve come a long way.

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Blog #1 A Vision of Students Today

Will my tuition get paid this semester? Can I work a 30 hour work week and still go to school? Will my books be more than my utility bill this month? These are all questions students today ask themselves. Or at least what I begin to ask myself at the beginning of every semester. I believe that as students today we share the same issues as those in 2007.

Though much has changed since 2007 for students the questions all seem to be the same. I feel as if students now are less reliant on assistance today. This goes for just about everything. You hear of more and more students paying their own way through college, paying their own bills, and making sure they save money to keep up to date on the latest technology to stay ahead. Personally, thats a day to day thing for me. With “the next best thing” coming out everyday in the world of technology it’s hard for students to keep their head above water. We become sucked into a world that thrives off of booming technology. Basically, in college if you don’t have the latest iPad, iPhone, iTunes, iWHATEVER you will not succeed. Okay, that was dramatic, but as students we feel that way. The pressure is on, our classes our competitive, and we feel the need to be up to date on technology.

As I prepare for class each day I make sure my iPhone is 100% charged, with back up charger ready to go just in case. My MacBook is on 100% and has the latest update and is ready to get to work. If my electronics weren’t up to par, I would feel defeated and unprepared. Whereas I know my material, I read the chapters I was suppose to read the night before, I reviewed my notes from the previous class. I would still feel as if I wasn’t prepared if my stupid laptop was anything shy of the “next big thing”. So my advice to students in 8 years, “Good Luck” because I wouldn’t stand a chance. I can’t even keep up with the latest version of iTunes let alone the latest version of any type of major technology.