Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Big Idea: Technology helps & hurts social skills

Technology is making it easier and easier to contact just about anyone, but it may be hindering some of our social skills.

UIS Assistant Professor of Communication Michael Cavanagh says he's seen students writing skills decline since text messaging and online communication started getting popular.

Teachers also say some students don't seem to be as willing to verbally communicate with others.

Cavanagh was featured by WCIA-TV Channel 3 in a report that aired on May 17, 2010.

Watch the story on WCIA's website