Oregon Law Review Online
angst, critical thinking, curriculum, technology
Many professors in legal education have noticed increased angst in students, who fear that well-paying jobs are scarce. Often, that angst is manifested in the classroom. Some educators blame the phenomenon on the distractions of technology—but more specifically, the author finds that technology has brought all of our stressors to the fore, affecting concentration and the ability to absorb information. This article addresses the extent to which technology has changed the ways that people navigate the world within the span of only a few generations, and how the author continues to adjust her teaching techniques in her technology-oriented classroom in order to best accommodate these changes.
Mika, Karin, "Angst, Technology, and Innovation in the Classroom: Improving Focus for Students Growing Up in a Digital Age" (2015). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 846.