Book Bytes: Remembering and Forgetting in the Age of Technology: Teaching, learning, and the science of memory in a wired world
Is our dependence on technology to remember everything impacting our ability to remember anything? In the 21st century, we are all using technology to help us remember important information for our very busy lives. Our phones remember important calendar dates and times, phone numbers, images, how to navigate to and from places, and even translate languages. Google is the repository for much of our foundational knowledge while YouTube teaches us how to do everything from a messy bun to building a log cabin from scratch! How do we help students to focus and remember important course content when there is so much competition for their attention?