Education in an Ecosystem of Interruptions

  • Sara Lynn Terrell Ohio Northern University Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences

Abstract

Abstract:

Objective: To describe the key points and concerns of the book, The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr. Analysis centers on potential impact of digital media on biological memory and student performance as well as suggestions of how to survive the potential “re-wiring” of our brain in a world of digital interruptions and stimulation.

Keywords: neuroplasticity, comprehension, interruptions, digital age, consolidation, memory, higher education, science education, technology and education

Figures & Tables: none

References: Nicholas Carr, The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Appendices: None

Book Review Title: Education in an Ecosystem of Interruptions

Journal Name: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

Book Title: The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Book Author: Nicholas Carr

Publication Year: 2010

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

City: New York, New York

ISBN: 978-0-393-07222-8

Pages: 228; with notes and appendices, 280 pages

Price for paperback: $15.95; Paperback copy reviewed

Author Biography

Sara Lynn Terrell, Ohio Northern University Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences

JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology at Ohio Northern University(starting my 11th year at ONU in this role)

To give you my educational background, my undergraduate degrees were in Health & Physical Education as well as Language Arts Education. I was a secondary Health and Language Arts teacher for three years before moving on to complete a Masters of Science degree in Exercise Physiology an entering into higher education. I have been teaching in higher education for over 13 years. I am currently completing my doctoral degree at Eastern Michigan University with a projected completion date of December, 2013 (currently ABD)

References

References:
Carr, N. (2010). The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Published
2014-06-04
How to Cite
TERRELL, Sara Lynn. Education in an Ecosystem of Interruptions. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, june 2014. ISSN 2166-2681. Available at: <http://isejournal.org/index.php/jise/article/view/8>. Date accessed: 14 nov. 2019.

Keywords

neuroplasticity, comprehension, interruptions, digital age, consolidation, memory, higher education, science education, technology and education