How much has going to school changed? Kansas State University Professor Michael Wesch and the students in his Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class created an interesting video profiling a vision of students today. The following answers were compiled from the answers of 133 students (out of 200) who responded to the survey questions.
- My average class size is 115.
- 18% of my teachers know my name.
- I complete 49% of the readings assigned to me. Only 26% are relevant to my life.
- I buy hundred dollar textbooks that I never open.
- My neighbor paid for class but never comes.
- I will read 8 books this year, 2300 web pages, & 1281 Facebook profiles.
- I will write 42 pages for class this semester and over 500 pages of email.
- I get 7 hours of sleep each night! I spend 1.5 hours watching TV each night. I spend 3.5 hours a day online. I listen to music 2.5 hours a day. I spend 2 hours on my cell phone, spend 3 hours in class, 2 hours eating. I work 2 hours every day, 3 hours studying. That’s a total of 26.5 hours every day.
- I am a multi-tasker. (I have to be.)
- I will be $20,000 in debt after graduation! I’m one of the lucky ones.
- When I graduate I will probably have a job that doesn’t exist today.
- I Facebook through most of my classes.
- I bring my laptop to class, but I’m not working on class stuff.
What do you think? Is this an accurate picture of students today? I have to say, I would not have been able to make any of those statements when I was in school, except maybe for the 7 hours of sleep and 2 hours eating! 🙂
HT: Noel Heikkinen