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[ Volume 27 Number 2 October 2017 ]
   
   The Digital Culture: Potential Effects on Creative and Higher Order Thinking
  Jim Rubin and Ellen H. Williams
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Abstract :
This article examines relationships between individuals’ abilities to utilize creative and higher order thinking processes with preferences for using traditional versus digital reading sources and tendencies to multi-task. Participants were self-selected from faculty, staff, and students at a small private college in Southeast Kentucky. Primary findings indicate that tendencies to multi-task (engaging in more than two active or passive behaviors simultaneously), degree to which participants use digital technology, and preference for type of reading material did not impact one’s ability to be creative or successfully solve higher order reasoning problems. Data also reveal that older individuals (31 years and above) are less digitally focused, spend more time reading traditional sources, and are more successful at completing quantitative problems requiring higher order thinking skills.

Key words : Reading preference, Creativity, Literacy practices, Multi-tasking, Higher order thinking, Digital culture

   

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