Posts Tagged Learning and technology

Learning and Technology

One of the beautiful aspects of being human is that we have the opportunity to continually learn. Unlike turtles, for example, who are born with everything they need to survive, our nature allows us to continually learn. To me, this is one of the joys of life.

In our technological age, learning is tantamount to being a part of modern society. How we take to technological learning is a reflection of our psychological approach. An external psychological approach can easily lead to victim-like feelings. In contrast, if you believe in an internal psychological approach—that regardless of the stimulation, situation, or urge—you have the ability to choose your response, then you are not a victim. The reason is that you control … >>>


Learning, the Brain, and Technology

Technology is affecting our brains. It is controlling and enslaving those who have become addicted to ultra smart devices and virtual social networking.

People are drawn into the technology by the potential of short-term rewards. Every contact offers the potential for a social, sexual, or professional opportunity. The mini-reward is like a squirt of dopamine for answering the Pavlov bell.

There is no doubt that many are becoming impulsive.

A recent study at Case Western Reserve University correlated heavy texting and social media use with stress, depression, and suicidal thinking—especially among adolescents.

These depressed youth were the most intense web users, spending more hours on e-mail, chats, video games, and file sharing. They also opened, closed, and switched browser windows … >>>