Below is the outline of my plan for my 2000 word journalistic article. This may seem vague but I have already made my argumnets in my 7500 word paper. Therefore this article is a way of me putting forward the same ideas but expressed in a different manner. So I just need to make sure I have an outline of what I will say. Obviously I cannot talk about everything so I feel that it is important to highlight the core discussion in the paper and use this as the basis of my article which is what I have planned for.

Introduction to the main body of ideas and the context of the subject 1000 words

Bush’s paper

Link to McLuhans idea of changing modes of thinking.

Then onto our actual change through discussing Carr

Link to McLuhan again regarding the importance of the medium itself and extensions of knowledge and memory.

End with debate on as ‘we may think’ to as ‘we think’.


Expand into current studies and how this argument of mind change is effecting our current behaviour 300/400 words

Talk about Greenfield and idea of plasticity.

Relate/ link to Mark Prensky and digital native/immigrant in response to how young people learn

Explore ideas put forward in Blackboard video.

Expand on theme of Internet as a tool for learning through information retrivel.


Identify significance of this situation in relation to learning 300 words

Identify the importance and significance through Neil Selwyn

And William Draves.

Use government documents (Department for employment and learning and House of Lords – The UK’s digital future) which emphasise the need to implement online strategies of learning.


Emphasise this point through the way young people are taught to capitalise on this new mode of thinking vs old (Again McLuhan here) 300/400 words

Discuss idea of autodidacticism in relation to using the internet as a tool for learning.

Expand this into how the internet is implemented within schools to teach young people (Wadhwa).


Below is the full reference list to the individuals/ material mentioned above.

Blackboard Inc. (2010) The Voice of the Active Learner. Available at: [Accessed on 09/04/15]

Bush, V. (1945) ‘As We may Think’ [online] Available at:   [Accessed on 22/03/2015]

Carr, N. (2010) ‘The Shallows.’ London: Atlantic Books.

Department for Employment and Learning. (n.d) ‘E-Learning Strategy For the Further Education Sector. [online] Available at: [Accessed on 09/04/15]

Draves, W A. (n.d) ‘How the Internet Will Change How We Learn’. [online] Available at: [Accessed on 09/04/15]

House of Lords. (2015) ‘Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future. [online] Available at: [Accessed on 09/04/15]

Prensky, M. (2001) Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. [online] Emerald Insight 9(5) September. pp. 1-6. Available at: [Accessed on 25/03/15]

Selwyn, N. (n.d) ’19 Key Essays on How Internet is Changing our Lives’ Open Mind. [online] pp. 191 – 215. Available at: [Accessed on 09/04/15]

Wikipedia. (2015) ‘Autodidacticism’. [online] Available at: [Accessed on 30/06/15]

Wadhwa, V. (2015) ‘Here’s How We Can Reinvent the Classroom for the Digital Age’.
SingularityHUB. [online] Available at: [Accessed on 30/06/15]

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Accessed date on list of reference is from when I compiled research notes, hence why they are not extremely recent