Digital Age (as in “too old to text”)

Prensky, M. (2001). Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. On the Horizon 9(5). White, D. (July 23, 2008) Not 'Natives' & 'Immigrants' but 'Visitors' & 'Residents.' Message posted to White, D. (October, 2009) Visitors  & Residents. Video posted to at Bullen, M. (March 20, 2010). Six Reasons to be Skeptical. Message posted to… Continue reading Digital Age (as in “too old to text”)


IM distracted

Levine, L., Waite, B., & Bowman, L. (2007). Electronic Media Use, Reading, and Academic Distractibility in College Youth. CyberPsychology & Behavior 10(4). pp. 560-566. While this article supports the popular notion that instant messaging interferes with academic tasks such as reading textbooks, the flawed design call the results into question. The authors equate statements such… Continue reading IM distracted


Internet flow: the drug of procrastination

Thatcher, A., Wretschko, G., & Fridjhon, P. (2008). Online flow experiences, problematic Internet use and Internet procrastination. Computers in Human Behavior 24. pp. 2236-2254. This article explores the relationships among three separate behaviors: problematic Internet use (PIU): viewed through Bandura's theory of self-regulation of excessive behaviors "that may periodically arise and that may, over time… Continue reading Internet flow: the drug of procrastination


The difficulty of multitasking

Carrie, L., Cheever, N., Rosen, L., Benitez, S., & Chang, J. (2009). Multitasking across generations: Multitasking choices and difficulty ratings in three generations of Americans. Computers in Human Behavior 25. pp. 483-489. The authors consider an important issue--how multitasking differs among age groups--but fail to adequately limit their definitions or explore deeper hypotheses. For example,… Continue reading The difficulty of multitasking



Christensen, C. M. (2008). Disrupting class: How disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns. New York: McGraw-Hill. Christensen's Disrupting Class is a good read--the stories seem real. The first chapter starts by revisiting Gardner's multiple intelligences but adds a couple layers I missed before: inside each intelligence are different learning styles (VARK design… Continue reading Differences