Tony Karrer

As way of background for this month's big question - , I went to eLearning Learning and looked up Multitasking. " Also disconcerting, he notes, is that "people who chronically multitask believe they're good at it." " Will Thalheimer - Younger Generation NOT Good at Multitasking Either! It says: People in general are not good at multitasking. Young people are no better than their elders at multitasking. Multitasking actually takes longer.

Multitasking: You’re Not as Productive as You Think


It enables us to multitask like never before. According to a study on technology and human potential , the negative effects of this “always on” mentality is an increased loss of patience and the need for instant gratification. Multitasking ends up making us ineffectual.

The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking


The Dangers of Multitasking and How it Relates to Learning. ” She also notes, “A study at the University Of London found that subjects who multitasked experienced drops in their IQ comparable to someone who missed a night of sleep” [2].

Doodling, multitasking and memory

Lars is Learning

Interestingly, the act of doodling (like the example above, but of course they come in all shapes and sizes and colours), often perceived as a sign of boredom and disengagement, is actually a highly effective means of enhancing. Tags: doodling multitasking notetaking Memory A nice little Doodle by Lee. This behaviour is undoubtedly not limited to toddlers - just watch an episode of The Apprentice or spend some time in any large organisation.

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.

The Great Multitasking Myth

Unicorn Training

Perhaps most interesting of all is the assertion that;“Learners cannot multitask; they task switch which negatively impacts learning” –The popular image of the digital native has them carrying out multiple tasks in parallel, but in fact this is not how our brains operate.

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


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.

Typing, Talent, eLearning, Google, & Multitasking

Big Dog, Little Dog

e-Learning is effective and efficient for learning systems, hardware, software, phone, Internet, anything technical, rules, regulations, protocol, principles, anything rote and repetitive-it can be referred to again and again, as a reference, a resource, and/or a refresher.



We have developed a new way to make it engaging & effective while having fun on the go! . As humans, we do not have the attention span or ability to multitask like we think we do. Interested in an LMS that will create engaging & effective learners?

Don’t Try to Do So Many Things At Once

CLO Magazine

Employee attempts to multitask are putting a serious damper on their performance. He compared multitasking to revving an engine and why highway mileage is better than city mileage on a car’s gas tank. Performance Management cognitive load multitasking performance

6 Do’s and Don’ts for More Effective Sales Coaching


Research shows that boosting the effectiveness of your front-line sales managers’ coaching is the single biggest driver of higher win rates, yet over a third of managers we recently surveyed felt they don’t do enough of it. Don’t ask reps to ‘multitask’.

How to Make eLearning Highly Engaging & Effective


We have developed a new way to make it engaging & effective while having fun on the go! As humans, we do not have the attention span or ability to multitask like we think we do. This encourages high engagement & effectiveness since they are participating when they feel ready.

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). Most presenters are not used to designing for online, so it’s important to help them plan their sessions to be effective. Some of the best sessions have very effective means of capturing the wisdom of the attendees. Encourage it and make sure the moderator and/or presenter weave it into the session – see Presentation Backchannel Multitasking.

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. Research indicates that we can effectively train our brain to switch between tasks.

Classic Learning Research in Practice – Sensory Channels – Keep the Learners Attention

Adobe Captivate

Once the learner feels connected , we need to maintain his attention and avoid multitasking. Once the perceptions are made available in the working memory the learner becomes a serial processing unit without the ability for real multitasking.

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


These thoughts can be true for some, but if elearning is presented effectively, with the learner’s attention span in mind, we can see a shift in this ideology. Multitasking doesn’t exist. But the reality is, the brain cannot multitask.

Creating a Virtual Leadership Academy: A Case Study #ASTDTK14

Learning Visions

Interactive – polls, chat and questions Engaging – keep their attention Visual – relevant graphics and video Effective Speakers - -make sure they’re strong and engaging Relevance Overall, people liked virtual and appreciated the convenience. Virtual learning event for physician leaders.

Big Ways Microlearning Helps Employees


Many studies suggest that technology has affected our ability to focus, resulting in a new preference for multitasking. This unconscious preference explains why we cannot stop multitasking, even during supposed down time: as we watch television, for example, we’re often simultaneously on our phones or our laptops. How can we effectively train when singular focus is so rare? Technology has changed the way we perceive information.

Attention Management: Time Management with a Twist


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. Do you sometimes feel like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland ?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Monday, June 18, 2007 Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking From the Eide Neurolearning Blog: Voluntary Control of Attention - Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking There is a yin and yang effect between visual and auditory attention. Mixed visual-auditory stimuli have an underadditive effect, so that if you have to do both at the same time, total brain activation goes down. Is multimedia the same as multitasking?

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. This according to a post on the Wall Street Journal’s blog titled Social Media’s Effect on Learning by Maureen Scarpelli. 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.

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

eLearning Brothers

Continuing our exploration of pre-made custom eLearning courses for the Bridge LMS , today we’re taking a look at “Goal Setting and Achieving,” a crash course in effective goals, personal organization, and time management.

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How Tech is Helping L&D Create More Time for Learning

CLO Magazine

Learning in the flow of work should not, however, be confused with the rise of multitasking, which reportedly costs employers $650 billion a year. The imperative for a more continuous approach to learning is growing.

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The Need to Stop and Reflect – The Need for Engagement.

Learning Cafe

We are told that we can multitask and we are getting better at it. I welcome your comments on this…… Effective LearningSo much of what I take for granted as assumed and valuable knowledge in my role as a corporate educator is being challenged as we move further into the new century. The pace of change in the world has accelerated and this was the main reason why, in the past, I had stopped blogging.

Why Keeping Your Language Casual Works in Webinars - Tip 214

Vignettes Learning

The 2018 State of Attention [Infographic] by Pezi , shows that 95% of business professionals say they multitask during meetings. It should always be about effectively communicating content and bringing context to your audience.

Training the Generations

Your Training Edge

Before we talk about how to effectively train each group, let’s determine who’s who. Boomers are networkers and transformers who are adept at taking in new technology and using it effectively. We all know that our workforces are changing.

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Training the Generations

Your Training Edge

Before we talk about how to effectively train each group, let’s determine who’s who. Boomer’s are networkers and transformers who are adept at taking in new technology and using it effectively. We all know that our workforces are changing.

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18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 11

Upside Learning

Talks how games are not just fun and engaging, but bring about effective learning as well. Research: Less Girl Game Time Down To Multitasking Behavior With Tech. Seems like, the war between social networking sites is far from over.

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New Presenter and Learner Methods and Skills

The Learning Circuits

Both your face-to-face and your online audience is likely multitasking. Clive Shepherd captured the problem as Multitasking is now every presenter’s problem. Related questions: What should we do as presenters in this multitasking world?

The Learning and Forgetting Curve: How to Make eLearning Memorable


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!

IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I

Upside Learning

To assist the development of applications, Apple has provided the user interface guidelines document which provides information about types of applications you can develop and user interface guidelines to make effective applications.

Should Your Association Have a Podcast Channel?

Blue Sky eLearn

Now with podcasts, people have the opportunity to effectively multitask while doing mundane work. Podcasts have become increasingly popular over the past decade and as a millennial I am going to give my insights as to why. Prefacing my opinions, I would like to talk about two studies I came across that revealed notable insights on U.S. citizens and podcasts.

The Concept of Microlearning


Where our multitasking is so engrained in a workflow that we cannot allow more than 5 minutes on any given task before needing to refocus on a bigger picture. Microlearnings need to be concise in order to be effective. The Concept of Microlearning.

How a Time Management eLearning Course Can Boost Productivity

eLearning Brothers

People who manage their time effectively are productivity ninjas. Do you have a habit of multitasking? They know themselves, and they pay attention to how much time their typical work tasks take.

Benefits of Gamification in Online Learning

Aktiv Mind

Gamification is the use of games in eLearning (usually in an LMS) to make training more fun and effective. For example, the game Diner Dash can help restaurant employees build their multitasking abilities. Benefits of Gamification in Online Learning.

Productivity Hacks from the Most Productive People in the World


“That whole thing about multitasking? Stop multitasking. Delegation, negotiation, and effective communication are the best ways to make it through turbulent times.

The Forgetting Curve: What It Is and Why It Matters

Bottom-Line Performance

In a more expensive example, learners fly in, participate in a training event while multitasking and checking their phones, fly home, and move on with their lives. If you’ve been in the industry long enough, you’ve probably heard about (drum roll please) the forgetting curve.