Instagram es la red social más dañina para la salud mental de los adolescentes – El Mostrador

“Los jóvenes que pasan más de dos horas al día en redes sociales como Facebook, Twitter o Instagram son más propensos a sufrir problemas de salud mental, sobre todo angustia y síntomas de ansiedad y depresión”, informa el estudio realizado por la Royal Society of Public Healt y la Universidad de Cambridge.

Fuente: Instagram es la red social más dañina para la salud mental de los adolescentes – El Mostrador


Positive link between video games and academic performance, study suggests | Technology | The Guardian

Students who played online games scored above average in maths, science and reading tests, although study does not prove games were the cause

Fuente: Positive link between video games and academic performance, study suggests | Technology | The Guardian


“Facebook es una fábrica y la vida afectiva la mercancía” – El Mostrador

Facebook ha borrado la última frontera que ofrecía resistencia al capitalismo, la de la afectividad. La red social es una fábrica que trabaja con la mercancía de la identidad y la intimidad y en la que los conceptos de amistad y biografía son un fraude, según el filósofo Vicente Serrano.

Fuente: “Facebook es una fábrica y la vida afectiva la mercancía” – El Mostrador


Virtual reality is waiting for its killer app – FT.com

So, there I was shuffling along a rickety plank spanning two tower blocks when the well-meaning Stanford professor urged me to jump. Like a fool, I did so and felt myself plummeting to the ground. I braced for the impact, but there was none.Virtual reality may be great at tricking the senses but it cannot rewrite the laws of physics. I was still standing in the middle of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab with a VR headset strapped to my face.

Fuente: Virtual reality is waiting for its killer app – FT.com


Gadgets have their place in education, but they’re no substitute for knowledge | Daisy Christodoulou | theguardian.com

Gadgets have their place in education, but they’re no substitute for knowledge | Daisy Christodoulou | theguardian.com.

The immense computing power we possess will only make learning easier if we acknowledge it will never make it effortless
Tetris
‘The striking thing about many computer games is that while they often involve quite monotonous tasks, they still prove incredibly addictive. People playing Tetris don’t seem to struggle to ignore distractions.’ Photograph: Scott Kingsley/AP

The children returning to school this week with their new Christmas gadgets don’t remember a world without smartphones, tablets, e-readers and laptops. For some, this generation of digital natives are using technology in collaborative and social ways that will revolutionise learning.Others worry about the damage these devices are doing to their concentration spans and their ability to think deeply.

So what is the truth about technology and education? Is it better to read War and Peace on a Kindle or on paper? Or should we forgo 19th-century novels completely in favour of co-creating our own stories on Facebook? As a recent New Scientist article acknowledged, the rapid pace of technological change means large-scale studies of many of these issues are lacking. However, there is some reliable research.