“By a show of hands, how many of you read the entire four chapters assigned for this class?”
My professor’s question was answered with a set of blank faces and one dubious hand raised. Four chapters included one hundred and thirty pages. With a full semester load of courses and midterms this very week, I read only one fourth of what was assigned. I did however manage to allocate time to google a synopsis of the book. Is this a matter of Google making students stupid? No; simply put Google is beneficial to lives of busy students. Perhaps, a valuable article may incorporate how Google makes “Us” [present day society] lackadaisical.
Nicholas Carr’s article,
“Is Google Making Us Stupid?”
provides several reasons as to why people may opt to research online rather than the ancient research method of going to the library and gathering books.
“Never has a communications system [internet] played so many roles in our lives.”
As stated in the article, people use the internet to be informed by reading blogs, online databases, videos and via email. The options provided by online databases such as Google, is unanimous. With current technology, our generation has become conformed to using the internet. One word typed into the Google search engine, followed by a tap on the search button, opens up a world of new sources and resources. Google’s declared mission is
“to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
Thus far, I think Google has succeeded in their attempt to provide a learning experience for finding necessary information. I may be guilty of choosing to google information rather than reading a book but, Google Scholar works just fine for me and saves a massive amount of time in my busy schedule as a student.
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