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Introduction to new students.

20 minute presentation as a welcome to new students 2011.
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alan wheeler

on 2 October 2014

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Transcript of Introduction to new students.

The Three Stages of Technology by Douglas Adams (1999)

Everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal

Anything that gets invented between then and before you turn 30 is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it

Anything that gets invented after you’re 30 is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about 10 years when it gradually turns out to be alright really
A portrait of techno-joy
A good lie can travel half way around the world before the truth can get out of bed
(Mark Twain)
What I can help you with:
I can advise on how to get the best from the web
I'll show you how to access the best books and journals to help you write assignments
When the time comes I'll support you in researching your dissertation topic
A Guide to Learning Resources

or... why it’s okay not to know everything about everything within 10 minutes of getting here

I conduct hands-on group training sessions
I take 'drop-in' sessions
I'll make individual appoinments
And there's this...
1981
My relationship with learning and technology
Left school to be a gardener
Getting bored now
Thought I'd do some A levels
Begin psychology degree
Finish psychology degree
Discovered Microsoft Word
Begin work in academic library-discover the web
Shown first PC at school
Begin Masters
Finish Masters
Just getting going...
And now I can do Microsoft Word without smashing things
1983
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2005
2013
L e v e l o f T e c h n o p h o b i a
Visible from space
High
Higher still
Bigger than space
Wait a minute...
...this isn't that hard
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