Twitter’s Impact on Your Brain-Same as Bilingualism

Kapp Notes

This is much like what people do when they’re updating their Twitter status, instant-messaging friends, or answering text messages and emails while they’re doing something else. Dr. Kuhl said this multitasking, where people are stimulating new patterns of sequential processing, could then reap the same benefits as bilingualism.

Working from home etiquette tips and tricks


Pay attention to calendars and away messages. Working from home makes that a little less clear so it is important to pay attention to your coworker’s calendar if they’re set to “away” on your instant messaging system, or have blocked time on the calendar to not be disturbed. .


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Sparking Innovation in Your eLearning Design

Integrated Learnings

The advice here is to become immersed in what you’re doing and avoid multitasking. In some situations, we can set an expectation that email and instant messaging must be off during training. By Shelley A. Gable. In scrolling through the Twittersphere , I clicked on a link to 14 Ways to Spark Innovation by Mitch Ditkoff. The blog post offers advice for finding sources of inspiration for new ideas, which can apply to almost any type of role in any organization.

How Instructional Designers Can Cope with Continuous Partial Attention in "The Age of Distraction"

SHIFT eLearning

Thomas Friedman stated in 2006 “All we do now is interrupt each other or ourselves with instant messages, e-mail, spam or cellphone rings.”. The term continuous partial attention was first used by Apple and Microsoft executive Linda Stone in 1990 to describe, in her own words, “post multitasking” behavior. It is also known as media multitasking, a term coined by Ulla Foehr in the 2006 Kaser Family Foundation report.

Survey: Tech Gadgets Eroding Workplace Etiquette

CLO Magazine

Leaving long voice messages: For most communications, you should get to the point quickly. Along the same lines, email is better than instant message when an immediate response isn''t required. 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.

The Golden Keys to Personal Productivity

Learning Wire

This could be instant messaging or phone calls. Multitasking is not your friend. Today’s companies are producing goods and offering services in ways that 25 years ago were unthinkable. And the same will be true in another quarter century. While this fact may be mind-blowing, it implies that talent must keep in step with changing technologies.

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

Big Dog, Little Dog

Although multitasking kids may be better prepared in some ways for today's frenzied workplace, many cognitive scientists are positively alarmed by the trend. Kids that are instant messaging while doing homework, playing games online and watching TV, I predict, aren't going to do well in the long run," says Jordan Grafman, chief of the cognitive neuroscience section at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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Can You e-Learn at Your Desk?

Breakthrough eLearning

The "pro" side arguments tended to be centred around the following points: We all multitask all day, every day, why couldn't eLearning fit into this mix? email, phone, instant messages, pagers, bosses, co-workers, etc.) Elliott Masie is constantly polling readers of his Learning Trends online newsletter on interesting questions related to workplace learning. His latest asked "Can workers really e-Learn at their desks?"

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Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

SHIFT eLearning

The reality is that a plethora of tools facilitate or even encourage cooperation—from social network to instant messaging applications. The Phenomenon of Multitasking. Today, more than ever before, technology plays an important role in society. It is changing and will continue to change every aspect of how we live. 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.