Nicholas Carr's „The Shallows. What the Internet is Doing to Our Brain“ and some implications for Net based learning
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This paper reviews Nicholas Carr's book “The Shallows. What the Internet is Doing to Our Brain”. Some of the main findings are discussed, such as the influence of the Internet on brain plasticity, cogitation, and concentration. The article then puts these aspects of digital media usage into the context of Net based learning, analysing challenges in various learning environments. The paper concludes with suggestions on supportive designs of learning environments, individual measures, and media literacy.
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