The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking

mLevel

Let’s look at one of the best business books of all time, “Good to Great” by Jim Collins. Let’s transition to the business world. The Dangers of Multitasking and How it Relates to Learning. ” He continues, “Multiple studies have also found that microlearning can deter cognitive overload , which occurs when the brain is forced to accept an abundance of data at any given time” [1].

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

KnowledgeCity

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. Just consider the types of tasks you are doing when you apparently “multitask.” Are they high-level cognitive tasks? In other words, you are split-tasking, not multitasking.

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4 Ways to Boost Attention Intelligence (AQ) in the Workplace

KnowledgeCity

Researchers have identified cognitive and environmental control as being the two primary drivers for AQ. The prefrontal cortex is primarily responsible for cognitive control. However, the amount a person attempts to multitask does have an effect on cognitive control. PLOS ONE research indicates that individuals who partake in heavier media multitasking have less cognitive control.

Don’t Try to Do So Many Things At Once

CLO Magazine

Employee attempts to multitask are putting a serious damper on their performance. Digital Third Coast Content Manager Andy Kerns defined multitasking as the act of switching back and forth between multiple tasks — different from what many people believe the behavior to be: literally completing multiple tasks on a to-do list simultaneously. He compared multitasking to revving an engine and why highway mileage is better than city mileage on a car’s gas tank.

Attention Management: Time Management with a Twist

KnowledgeCity

Sticky notes started appearing on computers, calendars were full of scheduled meetings, and multitasking became the buzzword. Multitasking —One fact you should know: multitasking is a myth. You may think you are multitasking when you are on the phone, cutting carrots for dinner and watching your kids, but in truth, you are using other forms of attention that don’t require high cognitive skills.

Typing, Talent, eLearning, Google, & Multitasking

Big Dog, Little Dog

But the typewriter part of Flores' business never went away. Multitasking Can Make You Lose. When it comes to Multitasking, it depends what you're doing. For some people, listening to music while working actually makes them more creative because they are using different cognitive functions. Typewriter stays relevant in technology-saturated world Boing Boing & LA Times. In some ways, it's even made a small resurgence.

How to Use Microlearning to Boost Productivity in the Workplace

KnowledgeCity

On the flip side, microlearning is good for both employees and businesses. According to the New York Times , multitasking actually leads to a decrease in productivity. This is because our brains have a limited cognitive capacity for learning and retaining details.

Microlearning: The Workplace Trend Proven to Boost Productivity

KnowledgeCity

On the flip side, microlearning is good for both employees and businesses. According to the New York Times , multitasking actually leads to a decrease in productivity. This is because our brains have a limited cognitive capacity for learning and retaining details.

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! By doing this you not only help to prevent cognitive overload, but you also enable your learners to absorb and retain information for a longer period of time. Prevent cognitive overload by presenting information in “chunks”.

Ending the Vicious Cycle – Tips for Improving Focus in the Workplace

KnowledgeCity

Today’s workforce spends its days multitasking with smartphones in hand, headphones in ears, texting while driving, talking on the phone and checking email. This amount of exercise is said to help improve mood, alleviate stress and improve cognitive function.

Attention Management: Time Management with a Twist

KnowledgeCity

Sticky notes started appearing on computers, calendars were full of scheduled meetings, and multitasking became the buzzword. Multitasking —One fact you should know: multitasking is a myth. You may think you are multitasking when you are on the phone, cutting carrots for dinner and watching your kids, but in truth, you are using other forms of attention that don’t require high cognitive skills. Business attention management Time Management

eLearning Gamification: How to Implement Gamification in Your Learning Strategy

eLearningMind

Cognitive Relief. Brains love to multitask, but multitasking can hurt training efforts. Games direct attention to one task at a time, which increases focus and reduces the cognitive load on the brain. . Next, the game should relate to your specific business goals.

Setting knowledge profiles for different generations of employees

Matrix

There is quite a number of challenges that today’s businesses have to face, one of the greatest being tackling the great diversity of their workforce – whether this is determined by geography, ideology, or age.

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, www.nyt.com.). I got a tweet this morning from a colleague who shall remain nameless (She knows who she is.)

What is Microlearning? Examples, Strategy, and More

eLearningMind

That’s one full second less than a goldfish. Still, humans can multitask fairly well because most interactions are quick, from a cursory glance at a few social media updates to hitting a “like” button. Multitasking. Share on facebook. Facebook. Share on twitter. Twitter.

Instructional Design Tips to Create eLearning to Train Corporate Millennial Workforce

Adobe Captivate

Despite every effort, corporates now have a hard time to retain employees and achieve their strategic business goals. In the current business landscape, Millennial generation also known as Gen Y represents a major proportion of the workforce. Multitaskers. So please do not dump the text-heavy content and increase my cognitive load. “Modern Instructional Design can address the millennial learning needs and help you create an effective eLearning.”

Video Games To Train Your Brain

eLamb

World of Warcraft was mentioned in the Harvard Business Review as a tool for teaching virtual leadership and virtual team-building skills. There’s also evidence to show that video games may be a viable treatment for depression and improve memory and mood in adults with mild cognitive impairment. ‘Multitasking After 60: Video Game Boosts Focus, Mental Agility’ NPR.org. Today is World Mental Health Day 2017.

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CORPORATE INSTRUCTION IS STILL DISCONNECTED FROM MILLENNIAL LEARNING STYLES – A LIST BASED ON OBSERVATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE

Wonderful Brain

It bears remembering we are in business of transmitting only three things: knowledge, skills, and behaviors. Hyperconnectivity is baked in to millennials as is multitasking. Finally, a mentor or coach would have the opportunity to not only work with the individual millennial but also learn what modalities worked best – and what components of this ecology yielded both cognitive results and emotional commitment.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 3/26/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

A recent article in Business Week describes the importance of getting your new technology product approximately right fast, and fine tuning it once it's out in the market. Although multitasking kids may be better prepared in some ways for today's frenzied workplace, many cognitive scientists are positively alarmed by the trend. As open-source models move beyond software into other businesses, their limitations are becoming apparent

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Principles and Tools from “Modern Accessibility Techniques,” Hiram Kuykendall’s AAUG Presentation

The Learning Dispatch

Hiram pointed out that these accessibility suits aren’t solely targeted at large corporations, and that any business or group that serves the public can be asked to remediate their website. Using a screen reader allows you to listen to long text documents so you can multitask.

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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. Rethinking Open Data - OReilly Radar , February 1, 2010.

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. But improving our ability to multitask, neuroscience tells us in no uncertain terms, will never return to us the depth of understanding that comes with attentive, singleminded thought. A new unbook.

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. We have begun to reward speed over quality and multitasking over focus, and the negative effects on both our personal and professional lives are potentially catastrophic. “ Spider, Web, Tree, Branches ” by skeeze is Public Domain.

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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. It not only supports cognitive processes, but also socio-emotional processes by involving learners in “getting to know each other, committing to social relationships, developing trust and belonging, and build a sense of on-line community.”. The Phenomenon of Multitasking.

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. The learning sciences and other sciences (psychology, cognitive, social and so on) deliver specific and actionable tactics to help with these looming challenges. If you’ve been looking for a way to empower leaders to make better business decisions, this session is not one to miss.