A New Spin on Class Participation
In my game programming class last night I was reminded yet again that the world has changed since I was a student. I've set up a Subversion server in my lab so that the artists and programmers can keep a group repository of their developing game. During class I assigned a homework to be submitted on the subversion server, and lo and behold, as I was showing them on my laptop how to turn it in, I see that one of the students in the class had already accessed the repository from his laptop while I was lecturing.
This is a Good Thing.
Professors today need to remember that this is an "on demand" world and tailor their classes accordingly.