Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Learning in a time of abundance - In Response to Erik Duval

Erik Duval talked about the information revolution and how it impacts our learning, in his presentation. What he is talking about is a topic that forces people to really consider the implications of all the information and how we as humans filter it effectively.

One example of how the information has caused issues for us as learners is that we need to double check our research. So if we were to google something and on one website, we read a fact, the second step is to find the exact fact on other resources (other websites, books, etc). The reason is that not all the information is true or correct or altered. Due to the amount of information that is availble on a topic, it really causes us as learners to pause and ensure during hte learning process that the information is correct and up to date. As a result, the amount of time spent looking for information and resources can increase...

3 comments:

  1. You should read The Shallows by Nicholas Carr.

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  2. haha, yes, I will definitely have a look at it, it seems like a good read.

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  3. This is a really good post. I am all in for mobile learning. Making productive use of technology is the way to progress.

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