Thursday, February 4, 2010

Digital Nation

Frontline's Digital Nation offered some interesting insights on the digital revolution.  The clip below is 1 of 9 in the series, that begins by focusing on youths' supposed ability to multitask.  Interestingly enough,  students' perception of their ability to attend to several tasks at once vastly differs than that of their professors at MIT.  Dr. Sherry Turkle and others speak at length about a new breed of student, that constantly attends to several things at once.  The remainder of clips offer fascinating looks at the fallout of the Korean Gaming craze, brain research and what this all means for educators.  Thought-provoking- take a look if you haven't done so already.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting, for sure. I so totally get the distraction of the digital age, although I'm a long way from this demographic. I have know for some time that multi-tasking only means that I do more things less well. I don't know that I get more things done, however. I wonder what this will mean for this generation in the long term.