Share Paper: The Negative Impacts of EdTech: EQ Perspectives

  1. Niaz Makhdum Muhammad, Advancing Social Emotional Learning, United States
  2. Mitch Schneider, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, United States
  3. Allison Hill, Advancing Social Emotional Learning, United States
  4. Douglas M. Yau, Advancing Social Emotional Learning, United States

Abstract: Digital technology has proven to be transformative for 21st century education, functioning as a catalyst for pedagogical engagement and change. Today’s learners are using smart-phones, tablets, laptops, and other digital devices as learning tools on a regular basis. Without the use of technology, teachers also struggle to offer the variety of deeper learning opportunities now available in better-equipped classrooms. Nevertheless, the negative impacts of technology, particularly relating to emotional intelligence (EQ) skills, are also raising concerns among educators and researchers in this domain. EdTech may result in loss of communication among peers as well as extra stress, which may create ...