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#4512013 - 03/21/20 01:58 PM Fun with college kids  
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Just had a different kinda "senior" moment in college.

I am only taking online classes right now and I am just starting an 8 wk mini-semester in a class, we had to to a little introduction post about ourselves.

Near the end of mine I said "Me? I am an older guy who went back to college after beating Cancer at age 65. It certainly has been a challenge but I am hanging on to that 3.0+ GPA. All online classes as I live in..."

old_simmer

Gotta a couple nice replies and this AM I saw this one:
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Good for you, I'm a digital native , so don't hesitate to say hello and get some pointers.


I actually hadn't heard of a "digital native" before, so I had to follow the link he left to see. LOL

Here's my reply:
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Thanks so much for your offer Tony. I bought one of the first 1,000 or so Apple II's around 1980 and haven't looked back since. I built my first Windows box in the mid nineties (am typing this on #7, with #8 coming this summer or fall), have never run an anti-virus and only had one once (dumb mistake). If you could check you'd see my current IP address is somewhere in Romania (although I am physically in Inverness, FL). I own an iPhone and iPad and know how to use them. I must admit this is the first I have heard of a "digital native". Catchy name.

I guess that makes me a digital alien.

Best of luck in this course sir.


Kids...

edit: Oh, the class is an advanced Excel spreadsheet class. Challenging for sure, but I actually enjoy it...sick I know.

I bet I kick his digital native butt!

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#4512027 - 03/21/20 02:44 PM Re: Fun with college kids [Re: Nixer]  
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Although I'm not savvy with the newest tech (lack of interest), when I do *need* to learn how to do something (usually on my wife's iPhone or parent's iPads), it's usually stupid easy (as it should be with newer tech, although I dislike the trend of taking control from the user).



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Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4512028 - 03/21/20 02:51 PM Re: Fun with college kids [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
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Although I'm not savvy with the newest tech (lack of interest), when I do *need* to learn how to do something (usually on my wife's iPhone or parent's iPads), it's usually stupid easy (as it should be with newer tech, although I dislike the trend of taking control from the user).

I absolutely agree with you. it is crazy. This really takes the child from the child. I remember how many problems I had in college at first, the new environment, the hostel, the rubble in my studies, often helped out services like https://edubirdie.com/essay-maker in order to somehow stabilize the situation. Even though this child is very full-bodied, this does not negate the fact that he has not yet learned how to deal with life problems and does not have critical thinking. That would be a lot of stress for him.

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#4512051 - 03/21/20 04:49 PM Re: Fun with college kids [Re: Nixer]  
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LOL Nixer, love the reply. You hit the right tone, not being condescending, but also maybe giving the guy some ideas that not only the young generation has grown up with IT.


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