Communication or isolation?

We speak of a communication revolution; a growing communication network through digital technology yet my masters degree research showed that people feel more isolated in the classroom while working with computers. I am in class: I look out on a room full of students wearing headphones and absorbed in their screens: they are working – they have a project to hand in tomorrow, yet there s no sharing or communication. I see this situation more and more frequently. The computer does not seem to encourage collaboration: it takes constant effort to master it as a tool and not become its slave!

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