Have you heard of this stereotype about men being so much better with technology than women? Well, just like all other gender stereotypes, this one is complete rubbish. I just finished grading the first oral exam in my Advanced Spanish Conversation course. Every single female student managed to open the files with the exam, record the responses and get them to me without any problem whatsoever. Male students, though, failed at this fairly simple task miserably. Only one male student managed to get the exam to me and that happened after a lot of prompting on my part. The rest are a complete disaster. They recorded several tracks on top of each other, sent me the files in a wrong format, or submitted empty files.
Now I have no idea what to do with a group where all male students failed the exam and all female students did extremely well. And all because the men in the group can't use even some very basic technology.