I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing but my ideas around what I wanted in transferring the success of my classroom learning to an online environment keeps changing. It keeps changing because new information keeps coming up about the changes happening in business; the New Economics and Wealth-creation, the effects of social media, the uses and abuses and new values of the Future.
This generation I’m teaching, those born after 1990 seem to be the culmination of the deliberate dumbing down of society. In an era where “the new illiterate are those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn” (Alvin Toffler) we are faced with young people who are not only anti-intellectual, but are ignorant, about their level of literacy. This is probably a generation that has the combination of experiencing technology that simplifies everything in life, suffers from mass PTSD internalized and a very dangerous idea of entitlement.