Dec 16, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

FYS 1026 - Our Brains on Technology: Learning in the Digital Age

Hours: 4
Are there really “digital natives” and “digital immigrants”? Can people learn well through digital games? What does research suggest that our frequent multitasking means for our brains? Are new technologies changing the way we experience education more radically than technologies that arrived earlier on the scene, such as writing, the book, or chalk? Although most college classrooms today look remarkably similar to classrooms of an earlier era, digital technologies promise to challenge and disrupt familiar approaches to teaching and learning. In this course, we’ll explore some of these technologies as ways of teaching and learning, and we’ll consider what enthusiasts and critics alike have to say about technology and education as we discuss questions that lie at the intersection between digital technologies and learning.