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The Myth of Multitasking: Another Case for Performance Support

Social Learning

The post The Myth of Multitasking: Another Case for Performance Support appeared first on Social Learning Blog. eLearning performance support elearning multitasking Have you ever been sitting in a training course, perhaps learning all about the fabulous new vendor management system your organization is implementing, when you felt that familiar buzz in your pocket? But not to [.]

Multitasking and Time Management – Like Water and Oil

Edmego Learning

Multitasking – The Challenge. I feel almost hypocritical writing a post about multitasking because I got as far as writing out the title and was distracted by numerous other items that popped up. There is a difference though between last minute items that can interfere with a task at hand and self-inflicted hyper-tasking and multitasking. Time management and multitasking are like water and oil. The post Multitasking and Time Management – Like Water and Oil appeared first on Edmego Learning. Typical right? You are picturing it right now.I Summary.

Multitasking Takes Toll On Memory, Study Finds

Upside Learning

Came across this article in the NYT Bits Blog – Multitasking Takes Toll on Memory ; states quite simply that the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published research which shows that multitasking takes a significant toll on the working memory of older individuals. Multitasking or excessive task switching may not be the best for our memory skills. eLearning Multitasking Multitasking or Attention SwitchingThere has been other research suggesting that this ‘divided attention’ will hurt learning and cognitive performance.

The Reality of Multitasking

CLO Magazine

Multitasking is a hot topic for researchers and practitioners alike. However, there are different perceptions of what multitasking actually entails. Researchers focus on the human brain’s ability to multitask, while practitioners focus on the impact of multitasking the workplace. The dichotomy that comes into play is whether multitasking is performing more than one task simultaneously or toggling back and forth from one task to another. Now, with our mutual understanding of multitasking, let’s look at some facts about multitasking.

Multitasking or Attention Switching?

Upside Learning

As a general search on the web will reveal, there is quite a debate about multitasking and task switching. He needs to either multitask – to monitor the word streams and identify the words that occur in the set, or he must constantly switch focus from window to window. It’s based on simple word identification. The user is given a select set of words at the top.

Doodling, multitasking and memory

Lars is Learning

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Multitasking – Don’t Do It

Upside Learning

When multitasking, productivity decreases up to 40% and stress rises. Harvard Business Review’s Peter Bregman spent a week consciously not multitasking and writes about it. Hit the jump - How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking. Related posts: Multitasking or Attention Switching? Tags: eLearning Harvard Business Review Instructional Design Multitasking Multitasking or Attention Switching X Multitasking Vs Attention Switching Earlier I’ve written about multi-tasking and published a small interaction to help you draw conclusions about it. His results?

Presentation Backchannel Multitasking

Tony Karrer

Caveats to Multitasking is Generally Bad for Work and Learning See my post on Multitasking for a summary of this. Or Clive Shepherd's How should presenters address multitasking? simple statement: Multitasking is an illusion – we are simply not capable of doing it. Multitasking Doodling and Notetaking are good. It’s one multitasking practice that I’m good at. Better Presentations = Less Multitasking A log of the responses point out that a distracted audience is first a symptom of the presenter's ability to engage the audience. They’re bored.

Playing with Words, Multitasking, and Learning Objectives: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

Can the Brain Really Multitask? I may agree that multitasking is near impossible. Is multitasking impossible? Can the Brain Really Multitask? #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. JOIN IN THE FUN.

More multitasking madness

Clive on Learning

Research led by Dr Helen Hodgetts and Professor Dylan Jones at Cardiff University has shown that pop-ups that appear on your screen to herald the arrival of new emails, tweets, etc. slow down your work by more than you think. The research showed that even an interruption of a few seconds loses us a disproportionate amount of time as we try to find our place. This gem was reported in the Brighton Evening Argus , not normally the first place you look for the latest research.

A challenge to the multitask assumption

Clive on Learning

A few weeks ago I wrote on the Onlignment blog about The multitask assumption. By this I meant the assumption you can safely make with any webinar that a good proportion of the audience is multitasking - you know, checking emails, answering the phone, listening to music, finishing off a report, and so on. Your webinar audience might think that they're multitasking, but they're not. Humans can't multitask, they can only switch from task to task, and they do this relatively poorly. That's why computers can be said to multitask, and humans can't.

Four Task Management Tips to Increase your Productivity

CLO Magazine

Previously, we examined multitasking , uncovering the fact that the human brain cannot perform two tasks at the exact same time. The origin of the term “multitasking” is in reference to a computer’s ability to simultaneously complete multiple tasks.) The article recommends that focus be on effective task management rather than multitasking. Ask A Gen Y multitasking productivity task managementThis means toggling between tasks while still maintaining high levels of productivity. Research indicates that we can effectively train our brain to switch between tasks.

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The Big Question: How should presenters address multitasking?

Clive on Learning

The question was prompted to some extent by my post Multitasking is now every presenter’s problem , in which I put forward the notion that it wasn’t just webinar presenters who had to deal with their audience multitasking, this was now rife at face-to-face events as well. I’m just in time to tackle this month’s Big Question from the Learning Circuits Blog. Life’s too short

11 Efficient Learning Practices for Onboarding

TeamFluent

Multitasking is so commonplace now that research is saying it is actually not such a good thing for us In the current state of the world, it seems like everyone is trying to do more in less time.

Old vs New Ways of Thinking About…

Kapp Notes

Multitasking. Looking at the difference between old and new ways of thinking about knowledge, information, learning, video games and other critical concepts. Perception of…. Knowledge. Structured. Books, Memos, SOPs). Unstructured. (IM, IM, Blog, email). Organizational Structure. Hierarchical Team-based Structure. Level Playing Field, Equality. Communication Channels. Formal. Face-to-Face, Phone Calls). Informal. Twitter, Facebook). Software Applications. Interface and Information are Separate. Information is the Interface. Career Advancement. Patient Ascent. Learning Environment.

Typing, Talent, eLearning, Google, & Multitasking

Big Dog, Little Dog

Multitasking Can Make You Lose. When it comes to Multitasking, it depends what you're doing. Typewriter stays relevant in technology-saturated world Boing Boing & LA Times. But the typewriter part of Flores' business never went away. In some ways, it's even made a small resurgence. Try figuring that out with a laser printer. Why talent is overrated - Fortune. They are self-directed.

Instructional Design, Learning, Multitasking, & Camtasia for Mac

Big Dog, Little Dog

Multitasking Muddles Brains, Even When the Computer Is Off - Wired. What happens to people who multitasking all the time? In every test, students who spent less time simultaneously reading e-mail, surfing the web, talking on the phone and watching TV performed best.hey fare significantly worse than their low-multitasking peers. Sahana Chattopadhyay in ID and Other Reflections.

Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On

Learnkit

Multitasking doesn’t exist. We pride ourselves in our ability to multitask, such as walking and texting, or talking on the phone while driving. But the reality is, the brain cannot multitask. A common concern arises when the topic of elearning comes up. To curb learners from being distracted, elearning needs to be designed to grasp the learner’s attention. But how? Solution?

10 Types of Learners in ELearning

LearnDash

They may be multitaskers who find elearning to be a waste of time, or they may be devoted to understanding the course content. One of the great things about elearning is that it can be delivered consistently to anyone who takes the course. That is, the presentation of the material is always the same, so you know that the main points are being delivered in a predictable fashion. elearning

Younger Generation NOT Good at Multitasking Either!

Will at Work Learning

Generation Y, millennials, iPod Generation, better at multitasking then their elders. It says: People in general are not good at multitasking. Young people are no better than their elders at multitasking. Multitasking actually takes longer. Learning done while multitasking is shallower learning, leading not to deep understanding (and flexible mental models) but only to an ability to regurgitate rote information. Yadda yadda yadda. You've heard it all before, but is it true? Probably not. Read this great article in the Monitor on Psychology by Rebecca A.

Over-rated - The Myth of Multitasking

Vignettes Learning

Christine Rosen writes on The Myth of Multitasking, The New Atlantis, on the different studies debunking the idea that we learn best by multi-tasking. And when we sort of force ourselves to multitask, we're driving ourselves to perhaps be less efficient in the long run even though it sometimes feels like we're being more efficient." Discussing his research on National Public Radio recently, Poldrack warned, "We have to be aware that there is a cost to the way that our society is changing, that humans are not built to work this way. We're really built to focus.

Social Networking, Performance Problems, Multitasking, & Research

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Myth of Multitasking - The New Atlantis. Study: Social networks may subvert 'digital divide' - c/net. Water woes, trouble, and training - Dave's Whiteboard. A one-page guide to performance problem analysis, just in case the cause of the problem is not restricted to a lack of skill or knowledge. Information Overload Research Group news wrapup - emaildashboard.

How Instructional Designers Can Cope with Continuous Partial Attention in "The Age of Distraction"

SHIFT eLearning

The term continuous partial attention was first used by Apple and Microsoft executive Linda Stone in 1990 to describe, in her own words, “post multitasking” behavior. It is also known as media multitasking, a term coined by Ulla Foehr in the 2006 Kaser Family Foundation report. Multitasking and Continuous Partial Attention: An Interview with Linda Stone (Part One

The Learning and Forgetting Curve: How to Make eLearning Memorable

TalentLMS

Multitasking with techno-stimulators: mobile phones, tablets, i-tunes and you get the drift. Another common and deceptively heroic habit, that we all are so proud of, is multitasking. But I thought multitasking got things done faster! As training managers, inform your learners the importance of sleep and avoiding multitasking for a more time-effective learning experience.

Yesterday’s Procrastination – Today’s Waste of Time

Edmego Learning

Multitasking is not wise. Powered By the Tweet This Plugin Tweet This At times multitasking can really be a time killer so it is super important to prioritize. Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday ~~ Don Marquis. This is one of my new favorite quotes. We are all guilty of procrastinating in one way or another. There may be parts of our job that we hate doing but we have no choice. We hate working on our taxes so we put it off until tomorrow. One thing is for certain, there are endless tomorrows. So how can we remedy the situation? We’re human!

Let’s Focus a Little Better

CLO Magazine

As a millennial, I’ve been conditioned to multitask, and as glorious as that’s been to list on cover letters in the past, it is in fact, not the business for me or anyone really. Minimizing multitasking, meditating and making to-do lists are also some great places to start and behaviors to encourage among employees. I even seemed to (gasp!) An Inc. But what to do? Leave it at the job.

What The Future Holds For Game-Based eLearning: 8 Points To Consider

EI Design

Now that’s what I call multitasking! Nobody knows what the future holds. But it’s safe to say that eLearning games are here to stay and people have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Combine the two, and you have an exciting, engaging, and immersive ID approach. In this article, I’ll explore what’s to come for game-based eLearning. The Rise Of Serious Games.

Creating a Virtual Leadership Academy: A Case Study #ASTDTK14

Learning Visions

Virtual learning event for physician leaders. These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge session with Eric Heckerson. I missed his opening setup, so didn’t get some of the context. But the upshot is they created/designed a virtual leadership event. It was “faux live” video of a teacher/speaker, onscreen with PPT slides, also links to chats and other resources.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

ID Reflections

In today''s time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Should it be something that takes less than 5 minutes to consume? How can I help you?

Gooooooooooals! How to Set Them and Keep Them: A Custom eLearning Bridge Course

eLearning Brothers

Whether they fail to set a timetable, make unreasonable expectations, or get caught up multitasking, they find themselves being less effective than they want to be. If you’re an adult with a career, chances are that you have a to-do list, whether it’s written down or not. Nearly every day, stuff is added to that list, and every day you do your best to chisel away at that list.

Twitter’s Impact on Your Brain-Same as Bilingualism

Kapp Notes

Dr. Kuhl said this multitasking, where people are stimulating new patterns of sequential processing, could then reap the same benefits as bilingualism. Studies on infant brains have shown that knowledge retention is only possible when accompanied with personal interaction or activity, but this becomes even more important as people get older. Adults must be socially stimulated to learn, which is why language retention is usually only successful for adults when they are immersed with other language-speakers. Practice at constant switching improves an aspect of their cognitive abilities.

April 2011 Monthly Roundup: 7 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Amongst others were articles on digital natives, Lego and creativity, multitasking etc. Multitasking Takes Toll On Memory, Study Finds. Multitasking or excessive task switching may not be the best for our memory skills. This blog post links to some such studies that show how multitasking takes a significant toll on the working memory of older individuals.

Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend

G-Cube

This provides the opportunity to multitask during the session as well as take care of security concerns, if any. The benefits of continuous training in the corporate world are many and agreed upon by all. There is, however, a long history of debate between the effectiveness of classroom-based trainings versus the ease of use of self-paced e-learning. Share and Display Information.

Fundamental Considerations For Designing M-Learning Solutions (Part 1)

ATD Learning Technologies

Last week, I described mobile devices as multitasking tools that enable users to seamlessly collaborate and communicate with others, to consume and create content, and to research and manage information. These learning activities help the new generation of connected learners make sense of the world around them as they navigate and apply knowledge on the go. As mobile devices provide a personal interactive experience with content in a new and appropriate context of use, it is important to consider the following matters when designing anytime, anywhere learning experiences.