{Infographic} How Technology Killed Homework Excuses in Higher Ed

You know digital technology is changing how colleges connect with current and potential students. But what effect is it having on teacher/student relationships?

higher edAccording to the infographic below, students and teachers are using email and social media to communicate on a regular basis. Want more plus side action? Everyone becomes more accessible, trusting partnerships are established, and the world itself just makes a little more sense.

However, the relationship between higher ed and digital goodness doesn’t come without its downfalls. Just as video killed the radio star, technology is putting a vintage student tradition to rest: homework excuses. Below are the top three homework excuses college students can no longer use thanks to our old pal, Technology.

1. The dog ate my homework.
Although paper may be easily digestible, laptops (or worse, desktop PCs) would be quite the unpleasant challenge for our four-legged friends. Instead, students should try contacting their teachers via email prior to concocting stories about partially cyborg dogs.

2. I didn’t get the assignment.
Pssssh….. These days are so over thanks to online syllabuses!

3. I have a solar powered calculator and it was cloudy.
A classic! Unfortunately, this excuse died with the introduction of cell phones and has its grave continually stomped on by smartphones and tablets. Not to mention sites like Wolfram Alpha exist for all all your formula and math-eque requirements.

As you can see, technology is changing how higher ed institutions/faculty connect with students and causing the slow, yet painful demise of ‘genius’ homework excuses. Scroll on down to the infographic below to scope out some higher ed/technology infused stats. What’s your favorite “Oops! I did it again” lack-of-assignment excuse? Give us the scoop in the comments below!

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