There are so many new ways of learning these days... do we have information overload? I personally think the creation of the Web 2.0 technologies has been good for people to become more involved with things happening around them. Information and news comes to you via facebook, twitter, your mobile phone, iPad etc... I have connected with friends that I haven't seen in years. Is this good for us?
Some say no, I have friends that say they have a "facebook addiction". Even one friend that made a new years resolution not to check facebook more than once a day. Are we really consumed by these technologies? Are we really addicted?
I have included a short YouTube video on facebook addiction, you decide? Are you addicted?
After reading the articles this week, I really a stuck on the adult learners article. This is because I myself am a adult learner and I have seen family members suffer job lost and return to school because the job market is just not the same as it was in the 80's. Adult learners are the most proficient learners I believe because we have a goal. We are ready to work and we want to learn to make ourselves marketable. I hear so many students say, I really don't know what I want to do... I hear adult learners say I want to do .... and I will do this because I have no choice.
Many of us learn in different ways .... and we all need jobs!