Perspectives: Local

Vol. 14 No. 1 (2016)

Is Learning Compromised in a 24/7 World?

May 2, 2019


The world has changed dramatically over the last 25 years. Technology, particularly in the form of ICT, has transformed the world. Communication is instantaneous, able to be accessed anywhere, any time. For many workers, the lines between home and work are blurred. People respond to emails and messages late into the night and often feel obliged to do so. After all, we live in a 24/7/365 world and this is often presented as a marvellous advance in human productivity and connectedness. By the time the children we teach reach adulthood, the world will have transformed even more. On this basis, schools are often encouraged to get on board with technology, as their students will need to be expert users to fully participate in their future world.

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