Advantageous Disadvantages

December 4, 2015

Johanna Fulda

If at first you don't succeed... you may have learned more than you thought. That's the idea behind "desirable difficulty", a pedagogical concept that makes learning more difficult and unsatisfying - but it shall help in the long run. So if that's the case, does all the comfort and ease that technology offers us make us all the more lazy and forgetful? Or is it just, yet again, fear of technological change?