Digital Present – Are personal recording devices impeding students’ experience of ‘being in the moment’, and if so, does it matter?

Personal recording devices are everywhere. Do you carry a smartphone, a tablet and a camera with you wherever you go? Yes, me too. For most of us, these devices are an extension of our experiences – technologies and us interconnected. We rely on them to capture what is happening around us, to remind us, to direct us, and we rarely think twice before using them. Just as wider society records itself as never before, so do students.


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