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  • South of Amman, June 25th, 2011
  • THINKING DEEPLY ABOUT
    THE SHALLOWS.....
    Michael Coghlan
    Mobilizethis
    22/10/21010
  • BASED ON REFLECTIONS ABOUT:
    • THE SHALLOWS: What the Internet is doing to our brains – Nicholas Carr
    • Individual Knowledge in the Internet Age – Larry Sanger
    Memorisation unnecessary
    Collaboration v Individual Learning
    Books (Deep Reading) v Network Constructed Knowledge
  • NEW TECHNOLOGY
    ROUTINELY INSPIRES
    FEAR OF CHANGE
  • THE MEDIEVAL HELPDESK
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ
  • HISTORY
    • Socrates feared the end of the oral tradition and consequent decrease of intellectual capacity
    • Bishop of Milan (380): silent reading considered unnatural
    • Samuel Johnson (18th c) – 2 kinds of knowledge:
    • The knowledge you keep in your head
    • The knowledge that you need to know how to locate
  • NEUROPLASTICITY
  • INTELLECTUAL ETHIC
    • “the message that a tool or medium transmits into the minds and culture of its users”
    • Internet: “a culture of distraction”
    • Multitasking
    • Hypertext
    • Addiction
  • DEEP READING; A Poem:
    The house was quiet and the world was calm.
    The reader became the book; and summer night
    Was like the conscious being of the book.
    The house was quiet and the world was calm.
    .......
    The quiet was part of the meaning, part of the mind:
    The access of perfection to the page.
    (Wallace Stevens)
  • Horizontal Learning (multitasking)
    SMS
    Surfing
    iPod
    Assignment
    Watching
    video/TV
  • HORIZONTAL
    V
    VERTICAL
    LEARNING
  • Vertical Learning (single focus)
    Assignment:
    What were the
    principal
    factors that led
    to the Indonesian
    coup in 1965
    and the eventual
    downfall of
    President Sukarno?
    (5000 words)
  • TO CONSIDER:
    • Are we becoming a distracted society?
    • Are you finding it harder to concentrate on one thing for long periods? Are you seeing evidence of this in others? Does this matter?
    • Is the 'age of the book', and the age of enlightenment characterised by deep reading and contemplative thinking coming to an end? If so, does this matter?
  • REFLECTIONS ON:
    • Individual Knowledge in the Internet Age – Larry Sanger
    Memorisation unnecessary
    Collaboration v Individual Learning
    Books (Deep Reading) v Network Constructed Knowledge
  • MEMORISATION
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanpopo-himawari/2487759975/
  • Collaboration
  • THE INDIVIDUAL WITHOUT A NETWORK
    CC Licensed Image by Courosa - http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/3863055058/
  • THE FUTURE OF THE BOOK? AND THEREFORE OF READING?
  • http://flickr.com/photos/32912387@N00/171506548/
  • SLOW LEARNING
    "It is going to become very fashionable at some point to be disconnected," Silicon Valley futurist Paul Saffo predicts. "There are going to be people who wear their disconnectivity like a badge.“
    http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20070111/1a_tech-noxx.art.htm
  • SLOW LEARNING: A Dangerous but Powerful Idea - Counter Acceleration and Speed with Slowness and Wholeness
    • Geetha Narayanan is Principal Investigator with Project Vision at the Centre for Education Research Training and Development (CERTAD) within the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology in Bangalore, India.
  • Geetha Narayanan- Slowness as a pedagogy
    • consciously embrace the core value of slowness – both as way of being and as a way of learning
    • culture of immediacy values fast knowledge which in turn runs counter to the development of both the self and the mind.
    • The thoughtless and widespread use of technology as the universal solution to the rising need for fast knowledge is wrong and must be questioned. Often in developing countries, such as India, the term ‘digital divide’ is used to support the argument that the use of new technologies, alone, will create conditions of learning … That is not true
    • the new digital technologies are tools that allow for learners to develop their imaginations, to be able to play and to have fun, to be able to tell stories in different and exciting ways. But in order to generate value they need to be integrated into new forms and structures in an invisible and contextual manner - one where new media arts can sustain social change.
    • Slowness promotes “wellness of being”
  • WHAT MIGHT WE BE LOSING, AND WHAT IS THE TRADE-OFF? (IE WHAT ARE WE GAINING?)
  • Horizontal v Vertical Learning
    The discerning eteacher:
    • Acknowledges the nature and influence of horizontal learning (multitasking)
    • Knows when to encourage vertical learning (single focus activity)
  • TWITTER > COMPLEXITY
    Howard Rheingold at http://screenr.com/rNl
  • mikecogh@gmail.com