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Henry is a provisional persona
"All this technology is overrated. What's wrong with the way we've always done things?"
School: Faculty of Mathematics, University of Toronto
Technology level: Not at all tech-savvy
Henry has been at the University of Michigan for over 30 years in the Mathematics department. He's spent many years working in labs, and has successfully avoided using computers unless it was absolutely necessary. Henry's wife handles most of the responsibilities around the house involving the computer, like monitoring the family email or uploading & printing digital photos.
Henry enjoys teaching students about chemistry, and is excited about his retirement in a few years, but is also a little sad and truth be told, nervous. After all, he's been doing this for so long! He's looking forward to spending a lot more time at their family cabin "up north" and perhaps even improving his golf game. But he's certain he'll still be on campus often enough.
Henry's students are always talking about their course websites and wonder why he doesn't do more with his. He can understand that having course material online can help them have access anytime so he's trying. He usually just sends an email to the department support person or walks documents over to her so she can put them on the course site for him. It's easier that way - all that technology is so complicated, and he has more important things to do than spending his time trying to figure it out! He's an old-school "chalk and talk" teacher, who likes to teach his lecture on the chalkboard instead of messing around with a bunch of technology. He's taught these chemistry classes so many times that it is almost automatic when he's up in front of the class.