Friday, October 3, 2008

Google Making Us Stupid

In his article in the Atlantic Monthly entitled Is Google Making Us Stupid, Nicholas Carr talks honestly about his own concerns on how the act of reading may be changing. I think what Carr is seeing, is what others like Harry Pence call burrowing or browsing. Honestly, the exponential growth in published papers, blogs, wikis, etc. has forced all of us to skim more than read deeply. I know I do. Anyone concerned about education should read Carr's article and think about what students need to know to be successful. Do they need content or do the need connectivity? If you think the latter, then shouldn't we be teaching them how to use the connectivity tools of today (and tomorrow?) Are we? What do you think?

You can also listen to NPR's program on this at:

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