Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and Open Data are triumphs of the digital age. They are markers of the revolution around us. They are also, unfortunately, contributors to a problem in the digital age, a problem that is affecting me even as I type this post.
It's too much! I am a careful student; I like to be sure that I've done everything required of me the best way I can. When I take tests, I generally go through the whole thing at least twice so as to catch any mistakes I'd made the first time. My scholastic style causes me to spend ridiculous amounts of time in preparation for this class, all the while getting headaches for staring at a computer screen too long. Because of the way I set my priorities, the things that I often cut are caring for myself physically (fitness, sleep, nutrition) and attending social functions.
I'm actually shifting my priorities quite a bit this semester, but the theme of too much to do with not enough time resonates strongly with me, as I'm sure it does for many others. Is this a product of the digital age? Is this idea present in other cultures, who don't have the same constant Internet access that we do?