Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Computers vs. Learning

A fascinating article at Orion Online (via Arts & Letters Daily). Here's a snippet:
...The teacher explained that her students were so enthusiastic about the project that they chose to go to the computer lab rather than outside for recess. While she seemed impressed by this dedication, it underscores the first troubling influence of computers. The medium is so compelling that it lures children away from the kind of activities through which they have always most effectively discovered themselves and their place in the world.
When we have kids, I'm not sure I want a computer accessible to the kids at all times. In fact, maybe we'll restrict it to like 1 hr a day or something...like TV (which we don't have).