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In the News: Technology and Contemplation

A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education questions the future of contemplation and long-form reading on university campuses filled with social media and multitasking. It features the work of David Levy, a professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, who argues that contemplation can be brought into students’ lives through education. In a class called “Information and Contemplation,” Levy asks his students to critically examine their technology use and to engage in reflective practices. With their new awareness of their multitasking, students write individual guidelines for themselves to use technology and time more productively — and more happily.

The article also recommends further reading, including Levy’s article “No Time to Think: Reflections on Information Technology and Contemplative Scholarship.”

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