T. David Gordon served as a professor of Media Ecology at Grove City College for several decades, and as laptops, smartphones, and social media arrived on the scene in successive waves, he and his colleagues began to notice a change in students’ ability to pay attention and to process the various reading assignments. Shane discusses this with Dr. Gordon along with some of the issues he addresses in an article he recently wrote titled, “The Material is Not Immaterial.”
The Material is Not Immaterial, by T. David Gordon
Media Ecology for the Family, by T. David Gordon
Why Johnny Can’t Preach (article), by T. David Gordon
A Discussion of Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourself to Death, by T. David Gordon
An Interview with Neil Postman, Modern Reformation
Yes, It’s the Phones (and Social Media), by Jean Twenge
Why Johnny Can’t Preach, by T. David Gordon
Amusing Ourselves to Death, and Technopoly, by Neil Postman
Understanding Media, by Marshal McLuhan
Generation Me, and iGen, by Jean Twenge
Life on the Screen, and Alone Together, by Sherry Turkle
Distracted: The Erosion of Attention & The Coming Dark Age, by Maggie Jackson
Social Media, Technology & Cultural Decline, T. David Gordon on WHI
Distracting Ourselves to Death, T. David Gordon on WHI
Pop Culture, Technology & Worship, T. David Gordon on WHI
Youth Ministry & Youth Culture, T. David Gordon on WHI
Recovering Focus in a Distracted Time, Maggie Jackson on WHI
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