As I was sitting here reading Lister while waiting for my first class of trhe day to begin, in walk the IT people carting several “Slide Projectors”–we have a sub today. This is quite indicative of how slowly “New Media” and “technologies” are taking hold of our teaching. For me, I would at this point have all those celluloid slides digitized ASAP. Why, as I see it, that technology (the slide projector is becoming so much “old technology” that as the
IT person stated “we almost threw these out last semester–no body ever uses that and they are taking up space. Will those who resist “New Media” for the old be required to cart around their own projector or borrow a museum peice in order to keep teaching… hmmm?