Has the smartphone limited attention spans or increased access to knowledge?

Ed App

At the same time, our ability to pay attention remains constant. . The truth about attention spans. There is a myth floating around the internet that humans have worse attention spans than goldfish. BBC Health investigated this claim and found it to be a statistical farce. . The question is not, “have our attention spans changed or reduced?” ” The question is, “can we learn to pay attention despite distraction?”

Non-verbal communication for online facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I can also listen with lots of attention - I'm the kind of person who at the end of the party didn't notice all the things going on because I was only paying attention to the people I was talking to. I also know often on a Skype call when someone is multitasking. The 5 most important non-verbal channels of an online facilitator are: Use statistics. Most online environments offer some statistics , eg.

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How we spend our time in the UK

Clive on Learning

The statistics suggest people in the UK spend seven hours a day – almost half their waking lives - "engaging in media and communications activities" The article goes on: “However, the average person actually squeezes in the equivalent of nearly nine hours of media and communications by multi-tasking on several devices. Before getting carried away, it is important to realise that there are very real doubts about whether multitasking is actually possible.

The Growing Case for Microlearning


We’ve been hearing about microlearning for quite some time but it has attracted a lot more attention in recent years and continues to increase in popularity. Yet, millennials have gotten a bad reputation for being lazy, entitled individuals who need instant gratification and have a short attention span, spend all day on social media, and don’t effectively contribute to growing a successful organization. Shorter attention spans.

How to train productivity at work: Top experts reveal their employee productivity formula


So, in a distraction-full era where our attention is constantly bombarded by notification sounds and lit lock screens, the ways to increase productivity in the workplace become less obvious. Haselberger has another interesting theory: multitasking is a myth. According to a 2008 Stanford study , multitasking doesn’t only make workers less productive; it also damages the human brain. Last year, we ran our Remote Work Statistics survey.

How To Use Multimedia In eLearning: 6 Factors To Consider


This is all supported by scientific fact: our minds are incapable of multitasking. Online learners are unable to read the text and pay attention to the video simultaneously. The eLearning audio clarifies complex trends of statistics that are featured in the eLearning graph. Multimedia makes eLearning interactive, entertaining, and easily digestible. But only if you know when, how, and why to use these elements in your eLearning course design.

10 Learning Strategies to Take Your Training to the Next Level


Everyone’s attention span is different, but it’s been proven you retain more over time if you break your learning up. Since employees are always multitasking on jobs, what’s learned is often soon forgotten. By doing this, it forces the learner to pay attention. Some employees view training as a formality while others half pay attention to the concepts presented. Thus more employees will pay attention and remember what was presented. The statistics don’t lie.