Today's Chronicle of Higher Education had the following comments:
"TOO MUCH INFORMATION
E-mail, cellphones, and the Internet degrade academic labor
because they eat up time better spent in contemplation and
reflection, argue some scholars."
I wonder about this claim. Much would depend on what faculty were doing with email, cellphones and the Internet, but if we are using these technologies to interact with students and colleagues, read more about our professional issues, and give serious consideration to how technology might improve teaching--both the quality and our engagement in it and our fun doing it--and learning, then I don't think this claim is true. Any thoughts out there?Posted by bwahlstr at April 21, 2005 9:40 AM