05 Dec Learning in sequence
We learn better when we learn in sequence, rather than jumping back and forth between two or more sources of information. That is why I have chosen to put any links in an article at the end, so that you can more easily read, learn, and understand in sequence. Even if we don’t follow links that are scattered hither and yon through various items on-line, our brains still have to interrupt the flow of our learning to decide whether or not to follow a link.
2010.Nicholas Carr. The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. W.W. Norton & Company, New York. 276 pp.
Maryanne Wolf says of this book, “Ultimately, The Shallows is a book about the preservation of the human capacity for contemplation and wisdom, in an epoch where both appear increasingly threatened.”