Education in an Ecosystem of Interruptions
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
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References: Nicholas Carr, The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
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
Pages: 228; with notes and appendices, 280 pages
Price for paperback: $15.95; Paperback copy reviewed
Carr, N. (2010). The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.