(Hat tip to Steve Hargadon)
The New York Times is reporting the good news - Surfing the Internet Boosts Aging Brains.
Like Steve Hargadon, I have assumed for some time now that my cognitive skills have improved as my time online has increased. The study focused on adults 55-70. It would be interesting to see how middle and high school students would fair in a similar study. What effect is the promotion and use of Web 2.0 technologies in my teaching having on the cognitive abilities of my students. I assume researchers would find similar results.
I'll be waiting patiently for the next study!! In the meantime - Surf's Up.