10 Challenges / Problems in the Digital World

Einstein claimed that “Our technology has surpassed our humanity.” I don’t fully agree. I am more inclined to claim that our technology is amplifying our humanity. Whatever the case, life in the digital world does bring about a number of new challenges. Here is a list of ten that require careful attention. How can we best prepare students to face and overcome these challenges?

    Information Overload
    Plagiarism
    Child Predators
    Pornography and other Sexual Addictions
    The Daily Me and the Minimizing of Local Collective Culture
    Social Isolation
    Privacy and Security
    Bullying
    Gossip
    Parents Being Clued into the Lives of their Kids
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About Bernard Bull

Dr. Bernard Bull is an author, professor of education, Vice Provost of Curriculum and Academic Innovation, podcast host, and blogger. Some of his books include Missional Moonshots: Insights and Inspiration for Educational Innovation, What Really Matters: Ten Critical Issues in Contemporary Education, The Pedagogy of Faith (editor), Adventures in Self-Directed Learning, and Digitized: Spiritual Implications of Technology. He is passionate about futures in education; educational innovation; and social entrepreneurship.