Get Unplugged

May 2, 2012

GET UNPLUGGED: Check out MIT professor Sherry Turkle's NYTimes op-ed, "The Flight from Conversation." It's a thought-provoking reminder on the irony behind how tech and communication can make us feel more "alone together" as we get used to only paying attention to things that immediately interest us. Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University, applies some of her arguments to the education setting, reminding us that being able to arrive at instantaneous answers through "polymorphous plugging-in" cannot substitute for learning how to navigate ambiguity and differences of opinions during face-to-face class time.

Get Unplugged

May 2, 2012

GET UNPLUGGED: Check out MIT professor Sherry Turkle's NYTimes op-ed, "The Flight from Conversation." It's a thought-provoking reminder on the irony behind how tech and communication can make us feel more "alone together" as we get used to only paying attention to things that immediately interest us. Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University, applies some of her arguments to the education setting, reminding us that being able to arrive at instantaneous answers through "polymorphous plugging-in" cannot substitute for learning how to navigate ambiguity and differences of opinions during face-to-face class time.

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