Learning in the Age of Digital Distractions

As an Apple user, my phone, IPad and laptop are all synched, streamlining my life as I work from home. However, there are times when I’m working on a creative essay and I need silence to “hear” my own thoughts, a tough thing when my phone calls ring through my laptop, and I’m bombarded with text messages, Facebook alerts, and email notifications. It takes an iron will to work without any electronic distractions these days. But how does this affect learning, or our ability to acquire new information and make inferences?

Technology Is Changing The Way We Think

A new book, “The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High Tech World”, takes a look at how technology is changing the way we synthesize the information we’re constantly bombarded with. The implications are a little frightening, but nothing we haven’t already witnessed in ourselves and our children. In a nutshell, technology has transformed

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