Rant (was RE: [LINK] Expert: Internet is making kids lazy)
Tue, 16 Oct 2001 11:51:13 +1100
I must join in, although the initial posting about the perils of the
Internet for education was only worthy of deletion.
How can it be that the very features sought for the knowledge society:
instantaneous access, easy retrieval and info everywhere, now become problems?
I only know that my geek son is highly informed about international events
and politics, reads and refers me to alternative reports and sources, and
engages in dialogue with many others from overseas over important
issues. At the same time he manages to meet girls online, research his
jazz studies and have a great time with sites like 'Chris Yablonski hates
you'. He also reads books, which he shares and discusses with his friends.
And he is not unique.
So what's the problem?
Dr. Karin Geiselhart
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Electronic Commerce
RMIT University Melbourne Australia
ph 03 9925 1352 fax 03 9925 5482