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The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking


Let’s look at one of the best business books of all time, “Good to Great” by Jim Collins. Yet as our brains get less pliable as we age we somehow think we have a greater ability to learn. Let’s transition to the business world.

Split-tasking vs. Multitasking – The New Way to Get Things Done


Do you consider yourself a multitasker? Of course you are a multitasker – or are you? Multitasking was once the darling of the workplace, using the latest tools to get more things done at the same time. Yet recent research shows that multitasking is a myth.

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Attention Management: Time Management with a Twist


Sticky notes started appearing on computers, calendars were full of scheduled meetings, and multitasking became the buzzword. Using a few simple tools, such as prioritizing, chunking and brain dumps can get you in better control of where to focus your attention.

Video Games To Train Your Brain


Is it boring to train your brain? Thankfully there is lots you can do to be mentally healthy – including helping your brain to stay active. The brain is often compared to a muscle – the more you exercise it, the better shape it will be in.

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Don’t Try to Do So Many Things At Once

CLO Magazine

Employee attempts to multitask are putting a serious damper on their performance. Research says the brain simply can’t do that, Kerns said. He compared multitasking to revving an engine and why highway mileage is better than city mileage on a car’s gas tank.

Learning Tweets – and the Case Against Them

Bottom-Line Performance

Between that tweet and this post in my reader, I found myself thinking (again) about how and whether Twitter can be useful in a business learning context. At the end of the day, the case for informal learning tools like twitter isn’t much different than the case for reading the newspaper or local business journal (or, for those digital natives among you, Check out this interview with Dr. John Medina, the author of Brain Rules to hear the case against multi-tasking.

The Learning and Forgetting Curve: How to Make eLearning Memorable


Multitasking with techno-stimulators: mobile phones, tablets, i-tunes and you get the drift. Visuals and auditory stimulation activates the brain to focus and process these information signals and make sense out of them. But I thought multitasking got things done faster!

Free L&D webinars for October 2018

Limestone Learning

However, many of these programs still miss the opportunity to offer targeted components to address the needs of employees assuming particular roles, or role-specific onboarding going beyond providing a general understanding of the business.

Free L&D webinars for November 2017

Limestone Learning

Not just because that’s good for business, but also because continuous improvement is the key to keeping today’s employees focused and motivated. If you’ve been looking for a way to empower leaders to make better business decisions, this session is not one to miss.

Ted Nelson’s Unbook

Jay Cross

A year ago, Howard talked with Nick Carr about the importance of paying attention : There’s evidence that, as Howard Rheingold suggests, we can train ourselves to be better multitaskers, to shift our attention even more swiftly and fluidly among contending chores and stimuli. A new unbook.

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Brain surgery boosts spirituality - Scientific American , February 10, 2010. Exploring Why Social Business Will Drive 21st Century Enterprises - Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 The evolution of Cynefin over a decade - Cognitive Edge , February 7, 2010. Does Apple Think Multitasking Is A Bug Not A Feature? Best of Informal Learning Flow. February 1, 2010 to February 27, 2010. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

SHIFT eLearning

It is changing the way we communicate, the way we do business, how we learn and teach, and even it’s changing the way our brains work. 2) From Passive to Active or Brain-based Learning. The Phenomenon of Multitasking.

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