20 de dezembro de 2020

4th thematic meeting of EPALE France : feedback Overslaan en naar de inhoud gaan. We are periodically selecting groups of students at random to wear activity watches on their wrists to track daily activity time. Yes. We want to help everyone make the most of technology and thrive in our increasingly digital world. Youth well-being, social connectedness, and personality traits, such as empathy and narcissism, are at the crux of concerns often raised about the impacts of digital life. Being online at 300 baud back in 1983 has now evolved to having 7 MB fixed wireless at a rural ranch house in Montana. This happened quite a bit during the election and shortly after it. Use of synthetic fibers has negatively affected the cotton fibers. I could send work last thing during the day (in Australia) and first thing the next morning I had a reply. So rather than a general pushback from educators – as we should have – against the use of these devices in classrooms (with exceptions for where they are necessary, of course), instead I have to fight an uphill and exhausting battle against my own colleagues who deny the stark evidence right before their eyes. When I’m lonely, I check Facebook or text a friend. This has increased the rate of unemployment. I later upped the ante by banning all digital devices in favor of pen and paper. As more and more people joined Facebook and the algorithm changed I found that I was seeing less and less from them. Money and muscle power continue to dominate global politics. I see a basketball player brag about Snapchat streaks and wonder what would happen to their game if they did free throws with the same intentionality.”, Anita Salem, a human systems researcher based in North America, commented, “I have email, a smart home, a smart phone and an Apple Watch. Perhaps this is an indication that we are not properly regulating the online content she consumes, but I suspect that, even though we provide her with a fair amount of freedom, we are much more stringent than the ‘average’ parents. We figure out what to post based on what will get likes and retweets. Uber is convenient but it doesn’t provide a living wage for drivers.”, A cybersecurity entrepreneur, coach and investor wrote, “There appears to be an increasing population of people who mistake social media presence with professional achievement. After I saw there was a shooting I had no idea if some of my favorite former students were dead. Critical humanities research is urgently needed to influence the technocratic and engineering driven culture to solve humankind’s problems. What it hasn’t yet been able to deliver on is the capacity to know why, when and how to pull. shift from an analog to a digital form.1 Interestingly, life sciences CEOs remain optimistic. But along the way I taught myself to avoid the time-wasting tactics of corporations. Life sciences companies that want to move away from that tendency need to develop a digital DNA by which their digital activities, people, culture, and structure are aligned with the organization’s broad ambition. '”, A research scientist and internet pioneer commented, “In the small, digital technology has been a highly positive experience. As a professional digital marketer this has been a hard realization to come to. Because I receive so many messages, I cannot have my phone on loud when my data is switched on, which also means I miss phone calls. Some unusual revelations have emerged since then – including some happy outcomes from going digital cold turkey. Sustained stress leads to chronic health issues. Such trickery! If you are not on a device and everyone else around you is then how do you get to be a part of the conversation? The insidious belief that we should always be available, always ready to answer questions for anyone about anything, is one of the most highly detrimental changes that I have seen. We are more together and present in the moment.”, A research leader at one of the top-five global technology companies said, “Digital technology allows us to follow our children’s school progress in detail. Martin Mühleisen. It has reduced human errors to a great extent and build customer loyalty. The effect on my stress level was immediate. The TV was always on in the background while he played intense online video games on his laptop, while also continuously texting or messaging others about the game. So, rather than continue to be rude by not participating in the conversation there, I deactivated the account. I’m not mocking either; I’m pointing out that people I know who don’t necessarily get what I do for a living don’t quite understand what’s going on but have concerns that will lead to both withdrawal and poor decisions that will negatively affect them.”, 1615 L St. NW, Suite 800Washington, DC 20036USA From the advent of the digital society, spawned by the invention of the computer and ENIAC, one of the first digital computers in 1946, to the present day, digital technology and computing have worked their way into more areas of life, from communications to finance to social interaction. Since then, I’ve made a concerted effort to connect with people using non-text-based options (such as phone calls and face-to-face visits).”, Peter Levine, associate dean of Tisch College at Tufts University, said, “I have shifted from reading news stories about a wide range of topics in a small number of publications to obsessively following a few breaking stories on many media platforms, most of which basically repeat the same information. Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. My reality has been the opposite. If the remaining 3 billion not online – mostly young, poor and eager to learn but without schools, teachers or online access – are suddenly given online access without moral guidance and meaningful short-term outcomes, then connectivity worldwide with be a lose-lose instead of a carefully orchestrated win-win. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to account for all of the friends I’ve made – and later met ‘in real life’ – through social media, nor the career and other opportunities that have unfolded for me through these mediums. Are we creating a generation that doesn’t speak or acknowledge others in the same room, share feelings or thoughts? Within a day, reporters found a chilling YouTube video where Rodger vowed ‘retribution’ for a lifetime of sexual rejection. If you’re a busy editor – ********, whoever you are – read the emails people send you and respond in a timely manner. I work from home part-time – a wonderful contribution to my well-being – and I keep in contact with friends too distant to see often. If you’re reading based on what’s trending on Facebook or via a link pulled from Twitter, that’s not really reading and it’s time we stopped pretending. The destructiveness of this is obvious and overwhelming, and the fact is that, when I’ve asked informally, most of the students who ARE paying attention and are using devices productively would not mind if I banned devices altogether. And it wasn’t even connected to the Internet of Things, surreptitiously collecting data about my lost socks and water usage. Video conferencing has enabled doctors to treat patients in a virtual environment. The consequence for me physically is that I am sitting too much and I have chronic back and neck pain, as well as tendonitis, from repeated motion and leaning into a computer monitor. Just this week, a member of the family wrote over iMessage to ask me to share a password over a ‘secure’ medium ‘like email’; and another asked for a more secure way to do banking than over Wi-Fi. This led to surprising connections with individuals all over the world and friendships that last to this day. That goal requires seeing differently, thinking differently, and … One colleague doesn’t use email and seems to be extremely productive. Aviation technology has helped us to reach to distant cities in just a few hours which otherwise would take days to travel. Wow! I think back to the 1980s, when my tween self had pen pals all over the world. In order to have quality family time, they are supposed to turn off their phones during dinner. The small independent newspaper where I started doesn’t exist anymore and could never return because their business model doesn’t work. More often than not, that mood is a negative one (anger, anxiety, fear, stress, pessimism, etc.) Much of that half would have been spent on productive thinking or teaching in the old days.”, The biggest change to daily life is the difficulty in having a solid block of uninterrupted time in one’s day to think… Even if I am not looking at my email or my phone, I know they are there and it is distracting.Thad Hall, Thad Hall, research scientist and co-author of the forthcoming book “Politics for a Connected American Public,” wrote, “The biggest change to daily life is the difficulty in having a solid block of uninterrupted time in one’s day to think. When I am at work, I cannot be present when technology reminds me of friends and family.”, A senior fellow a major university on the U.S. West Coast commented, “I have seen friends and families where dining together is increasingly rare, even when people are in the same home. Instead, it’s become – in many corners – a cesspool, with nearly zero information value. I have been teaching since the early 2000s. Digital Family Life: A Systematic Review of the Impact of Parental Smartphone Use on Parent-Child Interactions. I read the letter again but got stuck on: ‘We ask that students do not take off the watch once it’s on their wrist. The cute and clever choices of words made by the writer would have vanished by breakfast time. These limited privacy concerns fall woefully short of acknowledging the full power of techno-social engineering. I turn off just about every notification and I jealously guard against interruptions like spam and silly apps that beg for my attention. For instance, advancements in digital technology often lead to destruction of creativity. Speaking of well-being, many just quit.”, If I, a social scientist, cannot resist this temptation, what is happening to our children and our children’s children?Deborah Coe, Deborah Coe, a coordinator of research services based in the U.S., said, “I hate to admit this, but I spend a ridiculous amount of time on my cellphone, checking emails, Facebook, Pinterest, the news and playing games, on a daily basis. My email is clogged with messages from people and organizations incessantly seeking to capture my attention and time, producing a state of information overload that I find psychologically distressing, not to mention hate mail and personal attacks. I’m still unsure whether it’s us, or the architecture of these spaces, or perhaps, that they’re simply not scalable.”, Raymond Hogler, a professor of management at Colorado State University, wrote, “People consume content that is self-selected, ideologically conformist and socially reinforcing. I feel like this is an all-or-nothing situation. There were times I might be busier tweeting than watching the kids make sugar cookies at Christmas. Tinder. In order to check my email I had to be in my office during a time when I was not teaching. He isn’t getting the best of us.”, A professor at a college in North America commented, “I have an 11-year-old child who is pulled into technology in ways that can be beneficial but it is also shaping his childhood in ways that are concerning. The cases of misusing of personal information and photos on social media has increased. I have read less fiction and spent less time doing personal writing over the last few years. Their social and emotional lives have been negatively impacted because they tend to seek less real-life interaction with friends because they can so easily interact with them online.”, Darlene Erhardt, senior information analyst at the University of Rochester, commented, “My nephews and niece have gotten so used to texting their friends that it’s challenging for them to talk face to face and carry on a conversation for any length of time. You can see the impact daily in homes, schools and offices. The sad truth is they suffer from a serious behavioral addiction that makes it pretty much impossible for them to pay attention to their instructors or classmates. In some cases, the lack of social skills is evident. First off, read. If you should have any questions about this new technology, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s physical education teacher. At the start of classes, students react with predictable shock and annoyance when I confiscate their phones. 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