We are probably the last generation that will make the distinction between being online and not being online
This was stated in response to a question I asked that I felt obligated to ask given the company in the room and their relative knowledge levels of social media and its use in the classrooms. My question was as follows:
Considering the amount of time you now require your students be online, and considering some of the writing that’s been done (a la Nick Carr’s Google=Stupid work), do you feel that you are asking your students to spend too much time “online?” and do you get any pushback from teachers or students?
His response fits well, but, still, are we old-fashioned for asking questions like that, or better yet, do those questions need to be asked?