Harrisburg University of Science and Technology provost Eric Darr is asking his students to do the unthinkable – go one week without social media. According to NPR, access to these popular social media tools will be blocked from campus computers through the week. This is not a disciplinary exercise, Darr says, but an academic one. At the end of the week, students will write reflective essays about their time in social media exile.
What do think think of Darr’s seemingly extreme experiment? Is it simply a publicity stunt or a constructive way for students to think about the amount of time that they spend on social media?
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