Students are clearly acquiring new types of literacy in their engagement with technology. With the acquisition of new hardware and software, new technological gadgets and devices, and the invisible ways that technology has become embedded in everything from our ovens to our cell phones, the emerging digital world is a vastly different place, one of connectivity and fast pace, than the one in which many college professors were educated. However, just because students have and use technology, this does not mean that they are proficient in creating it or in code switching for different audiences. As we transition to this new culture as citizens and as teachers, we are simultaneously challenged with learning new media ourselves and bringing them into the classroom, wrestling with what this cultural shift means for our classrooms and our pedagogy. The idea that they cannot be completely monitored while they are using any technology is always a threat to the standards of professionalism in academia. This is definitely a problem that may not ever be driven out of the system.

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