Are Digital Technologies Making us Anti-Social?

This weeks initial learning path has engaged me in the concept that technology is making us anti-social. I think that in a general everyday setting, everyone is anti-social at some point. We are highly engaged with who has posted on Facebook, who is on holidays at the moment, who just posted on Instagram etc, rather than focussing on right here and right now. This situation is described by Leisha in her blog post. However, in terms of a classroom setting, technology is assisting teachers significantly. Students are not only engaged in content but they are also involved and interacting with activities on the interactive whiteboard, listening to ebooks or completing research tasks. Technology has changed the way that teachers are engaging students but it is definitely not anti-social activity within the classroom.

To read more on this issue please read this article written by Siemens (2005), http://er.dut.ac.za/bitstream/handle/123456789/69/Siemens_2005_Connectivism_A_learning_theory_for_the_digital_age.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

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