Best of Higher Ed: The Impact of Technology on Learning
This summer, KUT is revisiting episodes of the podcast "Higher Ed." This episode was originally posted on April 5, 2015.
Each week, KUT's Jennifer Stayton talks with Dr. Ed Burger, President of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, about higher education, lifelong learning, and exercising the brain. This week, Ed and Jennifer put away their smartphones and tablets for a few minutes to talk about the relationship between technology and learning. It seems like technology has made it easier to access more information more quickly. That's good, right? But can all that hardware, software, and information be more distraction than enrichment? Listen on to find out.
With all those smartphones in people's hands, we should be a lot smarter, right? How does technology impact the way we learn? Ed and Jennifer explore that topic in a low-tech, in person, one on one conversation.