On April 18th Professor of Education at Wittenberg University, Lowell Monke will engage an audience at Antioch College in a conversation about "Unplugging Narcissus: Why a High Tech Society Needs a High Touch Childhood." It’s about the effects of social media and other technologies on the younger generation In an interview with WYSO he explains how this issue became a priority to him.
Lowell Monke is a Professor of Education at Wittenberg University. He is coauthor of Breaking Down the Digital Walls: Learning to Teach in a Post-Modem World (SUNY Press, 2001), and numerous articles on the role of technology in children’s lives. For twenty years Lowell taught young people with and about computers in schools in the U. S., South America and Europe. He is a founding member of The Alliance for Childhood and served on its board of directors for thirteen years. Currently Lowell spends most of his time challenging aspiring teachers to rethink their assumptions about the purpose of education and our relationship with technology.