Digital dependence ‘eroding human memory’ – BBC News

An over-reliance on using computers and search engines is weakening people’s memories, according to a study.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bbc.com

As I’ve written about mobile and memory and done presentations/workshops that relate to this topic, I would argue that this is just an evolutionary step. There is too much data on the Internet for a human to fully absorb, so steps are made to capture the knowledge the best way available. Doing a proper search takes some skill to find the right data, after all. Since time began, Walter Ong would argue, we’ve had to learn things in small pieces, and technology–whether it was repetitive storytelling, songs, or writing–has weakened the human mind. What do you think? Include your comments below. –TechCommGeekMom

See on Scoop.itM-learning, E-Learning, and Technical Communications

About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

What say you?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s