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Tailoring The Virtual Classroom So That Students Continue to Think
Psychologists tell us that children today have the ability to process information at incredible speeds. Obviously being constantly bombarded with information has created the need for such processing ability. In many cases, the newfound ability has in itself created a craving to be bombarded. The vicious cycle is well known.
The fact that our children are exposed to more stimuli in one day than their grandfathers were in a decade has impacted their lives in both positive and negative ways. Volumes have been written detailing both the gains and losses to our society brought about by such exposure. In addition, much has been written detailing the impact of the information highway on education, specifically regarding our children’s ability to learn and, perhaps most importantly, what exactly it is that we should be teaching them. As one student succinctly summed up this last point, “The need to know the capital of Florida died when my phone learned the answer.”
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