The Reality of Multitasking

CLO Magazine

Multitasking is a hot topic for researchers and practitioners alike. However, there are different perceptions of what multitasking actually entails. Researchers focus on the human brain’s ability to multitask, while practitioners focus on the impact of multitasking the workplace. The dichotomy that comes into play is whether multitasking is performing more than one task simultaneously or toggling back and forth from one task to another.

Old vs New Ways of Thinking About…

Kapp Notes

IM, Blog, email). Multitasking. Looking at the difference between old and new ways of thinking about knowledge, information, learning, video games and other critical concepts. Perception of…. Knowledge. Structured. Books, Memos, SOPs). Unstructured. (IM, Organizational Structure. Hierarchical Team-based Structure. Level Playing Field, Equality. Communication Channels. Formal. Face-to-Face, Phone Calls). Informal. Twitter, Facebook). Software Applications.

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Open Office, Work Culture, and Productivity

The Performance Improvement Blog

Instead of IM''ing each other, we''re talking in person. It''s way more efficient and less maddening than having my Gchat icon flashing all day, since I already suffer from multitasking overload, thanks to email, Yammer, Campfire, social media, and multiple browser tabs. Even though there is a trend toward open-space workplaces, views about the effectiveness of this design vary widely.

TCC08: What can Educators Learn from Online Religious Communities?

Experiencing eLearning

She had not used a chat room, IM, Facebook, or MySpace before joining a site called OurPrayer.org. Second Life focused his attention–unprogrammed worship requires that focus, not multitasking. This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference. Presented by Scot Headley, Amy Dee, Sue Phillips, Tricia Meyer, Jeanette Eggert. Doctoral students at George Fox University. Based on seminar where doctoral students created online community projects.

Survey: Tech Gadgets Eroding Workplace Etiquette

CLO Magazine

Using the wrong form of communication: Can you send a text or IM instead of calling? Taking multitasking to the extreme: While it is generally acceptable to bring laptops and smartphones to meetings, you still must be an active and attentive participant. Sixty-four percent of CIOs said higher use of mobile gadgets such as cell phones and tablets have led to more breaches in workplace etiquette over the last three years, according to a new survey. Menlo Park, Calif.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

ID Reflections

In today''s time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. T weet chats, telephone conversations, IMs, coffee time discussions – any and all of these can be micro-learning Micro-learning can be formally designed and built into learning programs in various forms or it can occur as informal exchanges of knowledge and information either online or face-to-face.

Shout Out: Abbey Stahl--All the Rage

Kapp Notes

However, one article caught my eye "MySpace, IM--why so addictive?" Finally, Ms Stahl (probably 16 or 17) tells us adults what we have frustrately witnessed for years--teenagers expect to multitask and enjoy dealing with the whirlwind of technology that is constantly at their finger tips. Tonight's supplement to my daily newspaper is a paper within a paper called All the Rage, For Teens! By Teens! About Teens!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Is multimedia the same as multitasking? Im not saying to leave the info a mystery; Im saying that Ive seen a lot of elearning that seems to underestimate the intelligence of the learner and makes every little thing painfully explicit. Im not sure what to make of it, honestly. Im way out of practice. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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MICRO-LEARNING AS A WORKPLACE LEARNING STRATEGY

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. Tweet chats, telephone conversations, IMs, coffee time discussions – any and all of these can be micro-learning. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Should it be something that takes less than 5 minutes to consume?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Multi Generational Learning in the Workplace

Learning Visions

The Connected Worker 21st century knowledge worker/learner "Im only as good as my network." 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. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Multi Generational Learning in the Workplace My notes may be spotty here.eating and twittering.