Connecting with Connectivism

Technology is altering (rewiring) our brains. The tools we use define and shape our thinking. –George Siemens

Hmmm. When I read this quote and really thought about how technology has changed the way we think about things or even how we see the world around us. I do agree with this statement because we live in a world that is so digitally connected but lacks human connection in many ways. We have friends on Facebook that we “interact” with on a daily basis but in the real world we have no connections because they are harder to maintain.

I think that technology has trained our brains to “we can find it again so why hold it too tight.” Being a person that has grown up with technology, I wonder if my brain was ever truly without technology and has just progressively become more reliant on technology. Social media and social networking have taken this idea and now you can save videos or links on Facebook to watch later or many will just share the content so that they can access it later which is basically the whole function of Pinterest.

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