Productive Or Life-Wasting : The Increasingly-Connected And Socially Networked Students

Curnow, Alexander and Kaur, Gursheena and Eban, Nomelyn and Kara, Esat and Mirlanov, Eldiiar (2014) Productive Or Life-Wasting : The Increasingly-Connected And Socially Networked Students. [Working Paper]


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The internet has only been with us since the 1980s (Leiner et al: 32) and public mobile phones for about 40 years (Smith 2009). In a single lifetime this is a ‘while’ but in terms of human history and in the longer-term scopes of social science this is a very short time. In the geological perspective of the age of the Earth, these technologies have been with us for less than a blink of an eye. This short time frame, no matter how many studies we have done and are doing on it, becomes crippling to social science study when it comes to proper perspective. Because we yet to empirically established an enduring conclusion on how the internet and other related modern gadgets are affecting us over our lifetimes. This is even more particular to the younger generation as most appeared to be hooked to these devices.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, networked student, life-wasting, internet, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 03:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2020 03:30

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