Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Another argument for classical education

Researchers at Duke have apparently found that computer access actually reduces academic achievement; it seems that sometimes, there is simply no substitute for a good book, and the ability to read it. H/T SCSU Scholars.

2 comments:

Palm boy said...

I, for one, am a student who is quite cheerful to text message and email persistantly during class time, without a negative impact. But parking a computer with internet access in front of me is a disaster for my grades.

So, they got this study right :D

Bike Bubba said...

You may be saying something very negative about your instructors with that one, Palm Boy--that they're not engaging their class enough to create a penalty for trying to multitask. Hmmmmm....