Effects of High Speed Internet in Today’s Youths
A Digital Divide in Traditional Learning
Contemporary research and data yielded from survey’s regarding the effects of high-speed internet in today’s youths produced some startling insight. Many of the survey participants provided insight into radical transformations regarding thought, cognitive absorption and the magnitude of discourse amongst the youth that from upon arising in the morning until falling asleep under their bed sheets, are consumed with the influence of digital technology.
Classroom curriculum does not teach the basics of cursive handwriting, the cognitive functioning to figure out a simple arithmetic problem of adding or dividing nor how to open a dictionary and read a definition. Youth are not provided the opportunity nor skills for cognitive retention. Digital technology has virtually eradicated the framework of that has been imposed since the beginning of time. It delivers everything society’s youth need in the flash of a cell phone or computer notebook screen.
Instead of a trip to the library for project research, the answers are immediately available on social media sites and are so easy to comprehend and serves as a private forum for expanding their realm of friends and social acquaintances. Youngsters and teenagers are becoming dependent on nanotechnology, cloud computing, and flash drives. Convenience is in, effort is out.
Since the beginning of the current decade, there has been a boom in touch pad technology and is associated applications. Soon, books will be eliminated in favor of such technology in the classroom and instead of raising a hand to ask or answer a question, a simple mail or text message to the teach is in order.
The old adage of, they dog ate my homework, is now replaced with, my battery died and I can’t find my battery charger. Instead of meeting with the teacher after class, youth will schedule an appointment to have a webinar with their instructor. Face to face conversation will become inconvenient.
The youth of today have become digitally dependent and what scares many is that when there is an absence or unavailability of digital technology, will they be able to function in society?