Is Google making us stupid?

Filed Under (General, Information Literacy) by elearning4bradford on 13-02-2009

Author Nicholas Carr asks an important question; Is Google making us Stupid – important for the academic and for the learner – more and more people are googling and as well as the obvious information literacy implications Carr suggests there may be a more fundamental impact he writes “Thanks to the ubiquity of text on the Internet, not to mention the popularity of text-messaging on cell phones, we may well be reading more today than we did in the 1970s or 1980s, when television was our medium of choice. But it’s a different kind of reading, and behind it lies a different kind of thinking—perhaps even a new sense of the self.” See his full article first published in The Atlantic July/August 2008, here

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