Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Does it support multitasking? The iPad is here. After all the hype, which it didn’t quite live up to, there was a lot of commentary web-wide on whether it’s suitable for elearning, or a specific type of learning. Here at Upside our camp is divided, there are iPad lovers and there are iPad baiters. The lovers are typically Apple fan-boys who are crazy about anything Apple, so their devotion to any bit of technology that Steve Jobs throws into the market is taken for granted.

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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.

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

Encourage it and make sure the moderator and/or presenter weave it into the session – see Presentation Backchannel Multitasking. I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. This conference has been run for a few years now and is tentatively scheduled for November 15-17 this year.

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

April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

April 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010. From Social Media to Social Strategy - , April 1, 2010. The iPad isn’t a computer, it’s a distribution channel - OReilly Radar , April 13, 2010. Collaboration and Cooperation - Half an Hour , April 12, 2010. Manual for Civilization - The Long Now Blog , April 6, 2010. The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book - , April 23, 2010. Cognitive Edge , April 9, 2010.

Apple iPad: Who Is It Really For?

Upside Learning

I think the iPad in its current form – sans Flash, multitasking, & camera – has very limited uses in workplace learning. There is a whole line-up of tablets coming your way in 2010. A Google search on ‘Apple iPad’ throws up an excess of 30 million results!

No Lecture Webinars

Experiencing eLearning

Valerie Wilson: make it so fast you can’t multitask. These are my live blogged notes from the webinar How to Create No Lecture Webinars by Ray Jimenez , presented through Training Magazine Network. Awkward phrasing, grammar errors, and typos are mine errors, not Ray’s.

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Multitasking can be dangerous for your performance , stunting emotional intelligence and creativity. Excel 2010 - Intro. Excel 2010 - Intermediate. Outlook 2010. Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Level 1.

Social Media - What’s the Impact

Bottom-Line Performance

After all, we know that humans can’t multitask, so when we hear about high school students who are on the computer and listening to music and watching TV while they do their homework, it’s natural to think they simply aren’t paying attention to anything. We’ve been talking all month about Web 2.0 - but we haven’t talked all that much about social media. Gayle is out in Vegas right now, speaking at Tech Knowledge (go Gayle!).

Another Tablet Computer – Blackberry Playbook

Upside Learning

The Playbook comes with a camera, a fast processor that enables true multitasking and a fully featured browser. It’s been in the rumor mill for some months and was confirmed by Blackberry only recently. Now, they’ve gone ahead officially revealed the product and begun the marketing blitz.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

First Impressions of TelePresence

Experiencing eLearning

Just like in a webinar, it’s easier to multitask or split your attention if you’re not talking and actively involved. I recently participated in my first TelePresence meeting. If you haven’t seen this technology, imagine videoconferencing, but life-size and set up so it feels more like you’re physically in the same room. In the US, you may have seen Cisco’s commercials with Ellen Page where she visits a classroom that is taking a “field trip&# to China.

May – June 15 Great Ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

May 1, 2010 to June 14, 2010. 12 Things Good Bosses Believe - , May 28, 2010. OReilly Radar , June 2, 2010. 10 techniques to massively increase retention - Donald Clark Plan B , May 28, 2010. Wikipedia – Explained By Common Craft - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , May 25, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking - , May 20, 2010.

Prepare the future of Learning for the Genz

Learning Wire

This generation, now reaching college age, was born between the mid 1990’s to roughly 2010 and is so new that there is not a clever, catch all phrase to describe them. They are world weary, entrepreneurial, multiscreen, Wifi multitaskers. Who are these people?

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

February 1, 2010 to February 27, 2010. Rethinking Open Data - OReilly Radar , February 1, 2010. 10 Ways to Build Social Media Expertise Using Personal Web Projects - , February 2, 2010. The Class” – parody of The Office - Digital Ethnography , February 7, 2010. Secure Websites in Plain English - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , February 9, 2010. Data not drugs - OReilly Radar , February 11, 2010.

Brain Rules & learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Multitasking is a myth. But the joke or story or whatever must be relevant to the core message, else we risk the distractions of multitasking. Neuroscientists have figured out a lot about how the brain works in the time since the fMRI was invented 18 years ago.

Use Employee Health As a Performance Engine

CLO Magazine

In 2010, Towers Watson & Co. That might include instituting walking meetings, encouraging energy breaks and discouraging multitasking. In the biology of business performance, energy and health are critical enablers of high performance and should be considered a part of any successful business strategy. Employees are behavioral beings, and each person contributes to the success of the enterprise.

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

in 2010 - Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Portrait of a Multitasking Mind - Scientific American , December 14, 2009. 10 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2010 - ReadWriteWeb , December 11, 2009. Discussions with our Research Members: Five Topics to Watch for 2010 - Josh Bersin , December 3, 2009. Informal Learning Flow is back!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Is multimedia the same as multitasking? eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B. Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Multi Generational Learning in the Workplace

Learning Visions

The perils of multitasking] Action Plan Learn the theories of your craft -- its incredibally important now to learn theories Use new tools in order to apply them. eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B. Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi.