The Power of a bookbook

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The readings this week about Digital School and Ambient Awareness this week were really interesting to me because I would fail miserably in digital school. I find it interesting that a person can go online and study. To a certain extent I agree, I do almost all of my research online and writing papers would be miserable if I had to complete them by hand. However, reading online and interacting online with teachers and tutors would be the end to my GPA.

I cannot stare at a computer for hours on end without somehow distracting myself with social media and Netflix long enough to study biology. I have an amazing ability to procrastinate until I absolutely have to do something. I am the annoying product of the millennial generation. I have to say that learning online for me would get me in trouble. Even if it was entertaining. Bill Nye
Bill Nye the Science Guy

A book in my hands has always held my attention in one place. I am all for trying different learning styles and as a tutor I know that there are many ways to explain the same thing and no way is better. However, there is something powerful about having the whole book in your hands and at your command, instantly.

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LBark94's picture

Literally, same.

So I really agree with pretty much everything in this post. I can't study online, or even read for very long online. I have to have a physical book to really soak in the information, though it is helpful to have online databases at my disposal. I too would fail miserably in digital school, so it's a good thing I am not in it. Great insights!
Larissa Barkley

Gavin Oliver's picture

There are definitely pros and

There are definitely pros and cons to digitized learning. I'm surprised I haven't checked social media in the midst of writing this comment, haha. I get easily distracted, too, and learning with a computer all the time would not be in my best interests, either. I still take notes in class by hand because it's the way I've always done it, and there are other times when I prefer the old-fashioned academic way.

kgthoma's picture

I LOVE THE BOOKBOOK

First off that video. I'm still laughing. I totally agree with you about the fact that there is just something special about having an actual live book in your hands. It is a beautiful thing. I did take one online class, but we met once a week in lab and this is where I did most of the learning so I feel your pain about online classes.

Great post!

kpyfrom's picture

"I cannot stare at a computer

"I cannot stare at a computer for hours on end without somehow distracting myself with social media and Netflix long enough to study biology. I have an amazing ability to procrastinate until I absolutely have to do something" Yes! Sadly I do this all of the time and I need to change!

kglasso's picture

throwback

throwback with the Bill Nye picture but I definitely also find it interesting that we can learn things online now a days. My first online class I was amazed, especially when Professors put lectures online with slideshows and them talking over the slides. You really feel like you're in class!