Eye on Education

Some Professors Say: No Scantron, No PowerPoint, No Problem

Even in the era of technological innovations that allow college professors to teach more than 100,000 students at once online, there are some professors who like to keep things analog, Ohio University’s student newspaper reports.

Professor Harold Winter has taught economics at Ohio University for more than 20 years. His one major concession to technology: emailing his course syllabus rather than printing out copies, the Ohio University Post reports.

“I think teaching should be a personal experience, and technology is making it less personal,” Winter said.
Winter added that he has never used a Scantron for a test and grades all tests by hand. He has never used PowerPoint or even an overhead projector. Chalk and a real blackboard are all he uses.

Read more at: thepost.ohiou.edu

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