So I’m sitting in the Lab section of my educational technology class this morning and have completed my assignment ahead of time. Check out my wicked multiple choice quiz and crossword puzzle on my fake school website here.
Anyhow we eventually segued from crossword puzzles and quizzes to using Excel as a tool for managing marks. Now, I understand that Microsoft Office is a completely alien set of application that nobody on earth ever uses for anything – especially not as a university student. Despite this, you can imagine my dismay when, what should have been a 10 minute demo, took for-fucking-ever. I can’t believe that University students don’t understand excel or, even more to my dismay, basic math functions! What is wrong with people??
My teacher demos how to add the marks of several assignments together and then calculate the average via a VERY complicated =average(c2:c5) formula.
Girl A: “What do you mean by ‘calculate the average?’ is that like, adding the numbers?”
Girl B: “Yeah, can you slow down? I’m still trying to find this ‘excel’ program? Where is it? On the desktop?”
Guy A (in a loud whisper – obviously intending for others to hear him): “I hate this fucking class. Why did I even wake up this morning.”
Guy B: “Ya. I think I’m still drunk from last night.”
THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO TEACH?? HOW THE FUCK DID THEY GET INTO POST-SECONDARY?