This weekend Screen Education partnered with Hiram College to provide Hiram College students with a digital detox retreat experience.
The retreat took the form of a camping trip to Ohiopyle State Park in Ohiopyle, PA. The retreat began on Thursday, October 2, and lasted through Sunday, October 6. Twelve Hiram College students participated in the retreat.
On Friday participants went white water rafting, and on Saturday participants took a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater, a home he designed in the 1930's for the Kaufman family of Pittsburgh.
During the retreat students were required to spend some time each day doing individual written reflection exercises, and to participate in group discussions in which they reflected on their experience of being without their phones, and the implications this had for their relationship to information technology in their daily lives.
This is the second digital detox retreat Screen Education and Hiram College have partnered on, and they will use insights gained from these events to refine their digital detox model.