Is Google making our students dumber? And should we care?
Dumber may be too strong of a word. But it does seem as if Google and social media are changing the way we think.
Perhaps the bigger question?
Is that a good or bad thing?
It’s not a new question. Way back in 2007, Mashable author Stan Schroeder highlighted his concerns with Google:
It will be interesting to see how this – if it keeps up, and my bet is that it will – will affect our ability to think in the future.
Carr expanded his thinking a bit in a book titled Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains.
In 2008, Atlantic Monthly author Nicolas Carr shared his concerns about how the web was changing the way we think:
. . . media are not just passive channels of information. They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought. And what the…
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