Each student must post (1) substantial initial post with a minimum of 250 words. All posts and replies must contain at least (2) professional references, one may be the course textbook, properly cited in the current APA format respond to the Questions for Analysis in essay format
Have you noticed in your own life that it’s easier to move quickly around the Web than to spend concentrated time reading a book or lengthy article? Write an extended essay or letter? Concentrate on an issue or problem for an extended period of time? Describe your experiences with both surfing the Web and reading books and lengthy articles in this regard.
2. The author notes that “The Web has been a godsend to me as a writer. Research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes.” Do the powerful advantages of using the Internet necessarily mean that we have to sacrifice our ability to read deeply and think reflectively?
3. The author acknowledges that “the Net is becoming a universal medium, the conduit for most of the information that flows through my eyes and ears and into my mind” and that this puts him at risk for being a “mere decoder of information” rather than a deep thinker about information. Would you say that this is true for you as well? Why or why not?
4. Imagine that you are the president of your college and that you want students to use the full power of the Internet in their education, but you also wish them to develop their abilities to think deeply, concentrate, and contemplate. Using the problem-solving method in this chapter, analyze this problem and develop some practical solutions for dealing with this challenge.