Is Google Making Us Stupid? Term Paper by Nicky

Is Google Making Us Stupid?
A brief look at the drawbacks of Internet search engines like Google.
# 145486 | 734 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 12, 2010 in Computer and Technology (Internet) , Education (General)

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The paper discusses students' reliance on Internet search engines like Google, and describes how academic research has been reduced to a single automated electronic process that requires no intellectual effort. The paper also considers the increase in plagiarism attributable to such easy availability of online information sources. The paper opines that educators will have to develop strategies to ensure that the Internet is used to its maximum potential while limiting the negative consequences of its misuse.

Beneficial Uses and Detrimental Influences of Internet Resources
The Internet and Academic Integrity

From the Paper:

"Without question, digital technology, computers, and the Internet have become essential research tools as well as providing an entirely new medium for communication among students and between students and instructors; they have also greatly improved the efficiency of remote learning systems. Whereas previous generations of students relied on the availability of library facilities to conduct even the most basic academic research, contemporary students have millions of volumes of references and periodicals, literally, at their fingertips."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carr, Nicholas. "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Atlantic (July/August 2008). Retrieved February 9, 2009, from:
  • Girard, Nancy, J. "Plagiarism: An Ethical Problem in the Writing World" (2009) AORN Journal. Retrieved February 9, 2009, from at:
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Internet Gives Rise to a Bold New Era in College-Student Cheating" (Jan 19, 2004; p 1.A)

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