Posts Tagged ‘impact of technology’

Twenty year old fogies

Monday, January 11th, 2010
Photo used with permission

Photo used with permission

My daughter runs a vast social network using Facebook and has expectations about the potential for technology that is vastly different than mine was at her age. Such a shift isn’t hard to contemplate, but in “The Children of Cyberspace: Old Fogies by Their 20s” by Brad Stone in the New York Times, the idea of mini-generation gaps is raised.

Young children are approaching computer monitors expecting them to work like iPod Touch screens, children are playing with robotic toys and thinking of them as pets, satisfaction from socializing online is reaching the same levels as socializing face-to-face.

The author raises several questions throughout the article about the way this new approach to using technology will affect teaching including the phenomenon of the demand for near instantaneous response to queries from students.