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They called for reinvention of public education to teach those skills and help learners avoid some of the obvious pitfalls of a hyperconnected lifestyle.
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Survey participants were asked, "Explain your choice about the impact of technology on children and youth and share your view of any implications for the future. What are the positives, negatives, and shades of grey in the likely future you anticipate?
What intellectual and personal skills will be most highly valued in ? Difficult concepts take time to digest and work out. Young adults are becoming less and less able to do this. They should all be forced to whittle a whistle while sitting on a porch with nothing but the trees and birds for company.
Trends in education, social activities, and entertainment all make more likely a future of passive consumers of information. There needs to be much more effort directed at producing curriculum and providing training for primary and secondary school as well as college instruction to provide students with the skills to make optimal use of the variety of Internet sites and online learning opportunities.
There is so much concentration on using mobile devices for entertainment and socializing that I am increasingly concerned that more and more youth and young adults may already be less informed and less capable of critical thinking.
But doing that effectively requires two things: This is rarely done; most issues are talked about in shallow terms. Teaching young people to form complex arguments, a fundamental skill, is the same whether old or new technologies are used.
The technology doesn't matter, the requirement to do it does. Unfortunately, this is a skill that is not considered important in our commercial society. The focus is on profit, or fighting for resources, and complex arguments are generally ignored in favor of simplistic reasoning.
Less content will be proffered in purely text-format. Systems will cater as much if not more to those who learn via auditory or visual presentations. The real-time Web will support those learning styles more satisfactorily than previous centuries' reliance on reading of text.
Accelerating delivery of information that is always being updated in time may make it harder for each of us to break away and think our own thoughts.
My friends are less interested in genuine human interaction than they are looking at things on Facebook. People will always use a crutch when they can, and I believe the distraction will only grow in the future until young people and the not-so-young are entirely dependent on technology as a primary means of communication and information processing.
I do not believe most people will develop the same level of interpersonal skills as they would otherwise. A new kind of intelligence is emerging, one that favours series of short simple bursts of information over longer and more densely packed elements of information. The latter outcome is likely if we do nothing to build the skills of interpersonal communication and knowledge sharing skills.
If we do not encourage young people to think deeply then what will cause them to do so?
If we do not encourage them to delve more deeply beyond the character snippet, then how will they learn to think? We run the risk of enabling a lost generation of thinkers.
However, the young people from intellectually weak backgrounds who have no special driving interest in self-development are all too likely to turn out exactly as the purveyors of a debased mass-culture want them to be: Judging from the failure of political will to properly fund public education, my guess is that students will have more or less the same poor experience of learning that has plagued us for decades now.
Gamers are solving molecule mysteries in record time. Technological advances will only help multitasking teens prepare for the jobs of the future. Additionally, our public media focuses on short messages to the exclusion of understanding.
Are they in control of the Internet, or are they using it as a crutch, diversion, time-filler, and lazy-man's way out? I am optimistic that the balance will yield good results, and that people, not the Internet, will rule. It is likely that as children grow up with the technology and continue to access it at a younger age, their brains will be more likely to adapt to the demands of digital technology.
They are not able to simultaneously work on different tasks. The long-term effect of this rapid switching between tasks is unknown. However, if we accept the hypothesis that deep thinking requires sustained cognition, a scattered approach to thinking would seem to reduce the ability or at least the habit of deep thinking.
The ideal approach would seem to promote the advantages of rapid thought transitions for tasks where that process works well, while at the same time encouraging a separate track in which youth at times learn to set aside distractions for periods of time that are long enough to concentrate on single subjects and issues.
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