Paying for PowerPoints
humanities subjects are notorious for minimal contact hours, especially
compared subjects such as Law and Medicine. Although after a messy night out we
may be grateful for this. Contact hours have been compromised due to the
digitalisation of the education system. With lectures being overly dependent on
PowerPoint and digital communication, human interaction has been lost within
teaching. Many argue we do not need a high number of contact hours, as
independent learning takes priority over organised teaching. We agree with this
to a certain extent; lectures are important and as university students we do not
expect to be ‘spoon-fed’. However, the skills that we bring to the workforce
need to be addressed and enhanced within the university education system.
Technology should work to further academic ends, not replace and simplify them.