Multitasking or Attention Switching?

Upside Learning

As a general search on the web will reveal, there is quite a debate about multitasking and task switching. He needs to either multitask – to monitor the word streams and identify the words that occur in the set, or he must constantly switch focus from window to window. Tags: Upside Learning Attention Switching Game Based Learning Multitasking Multitasking or Attention Switching X Multitasking Vs Attention Switching

Multitasking – Don’t Do It

Upside Learning

When multitasking, productivity decreases up to 40% and stress rises. Harvard Business Review’s Peter Bregman spent a week consciously not multitasking and writes about it. Hit the jump - How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking. Related posts: Multitasking or Attention Switching? Tags: eLearning Harvard Business Review Instructional Design Multitasking Multitasking or Attention Switching X Multitasking Vs Attention Switching

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Multitasking

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 in the Modern Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

Even the most committed learners and seasoned virtual classroom experts have a tendency to multitask in this learning environment. Think back to the last webinar or virtual training session you attended. I’m willing to bet that you divided your attention between the event and other things like email, lunch, or a pressing project. We don’t judge!

Multitasking Takes Toll On Memory, Study Finds

Upside Learning

Came across this article in the NYT Bits Blog – Multitasking Takes Toll on Memory ; states quite simply that the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published research which shows that multitasking takes a significant toll on the working memory of older individuals. Multitasking or excessive task switching may not be the best for our memory skills. eLearning Multitasking Multitasking or Attention Switching

The Myth of Multitasking: Another Case for Performance Support

Dashe & Thomson

The post The Myth of Multitasking: Another Case for Performance Support appeared first on Social Learning Blog. eLearning performance support elearning multitasking Have you ever been sitting in a training course, perhaps learning all about the fabulous new vendor management system your organization is implementing, when you felt that familiar buzz in your pocket? A new email has arrived via your smart phone and you just can’t resist responding. But not to [.]

So You Think You Can Multitask…

Training Industry

The post So You Think You Can Multitask… appeared first on Training Industry. Uncategorized brain science neuroscience time management

Multitasking: You’re Not as Productive as You Think

KnowledgeCity

It enables us to multitask like never before. When we talk about multitasking, we are really talking about attention.” –Christine Rosen, The Myth of Multitasking. One study estimates that multitasking costs global businesses $450 billion each year. The research shows that people who engage in multitasking actually end up wasting 40 percent of their productive time switching between tasks. Multitasking ends up making us ineffectual.

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. this bears out, the idea that learning is most effective when learners focus on the learning rather than multitasking is an important point to consider when designing mobile-first experiences.

The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking

mLevel

The Dangers of Multitasking and How it Relates to Learning. In the FastCompany article These Are the Long-Term Effects of Multitasking author Vivian Giang writes, “In theory, it seems like you’re getting more done, but since our brains aren’t built to constantly task-switch, we have what’s called “attention residue” left behind every time we go from one task to another.” The post The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking appeared first on mLevel.

Are we really good at multitasking?

KnowledgeOne

Over the past few years, some research has helped us to better discern between reality and myth regarding our ability to multitask. After observing by neuroimaging the brain activity of some thirty volunteer participants engaged in multitasking activity, Inserm researchers Sylvain Charron and Étienne Koechlin ( 2010 ) concluded that the brain was not able to effectively perform more than two tasks at the same time. The post Are we really good at multitasking?

Doodling, multitasking and memory

Lars is Learning

Tags: doodling multitasking notetaking Memory

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.” What you‘ve discovered is that multitasking, when it comes to doing simultaneous high-level cognitive tasks, is a myth.

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.

Playing with Words, Multitasking, and Learning Objectives: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

Can the Brain Really Multitask? I may agree that multitasking is near impossible. Is multitasking impossible? Can the Brain Really Multitask? #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog.

Presentation Backchannel Multitasking

Tony Karrer

Caveats to Multitasking is Generally Bad for Work and Learning See my post on Multitasking for a summary of this. Or Clive Shepherd's How should presenters address multitasking? simple statement: Multitasking is an illusion – we are simply not capable of doing it. Multitasking Doodling and Notetaking are good. It’s one multitasking practice that I’m good at. Clive Shepherd - How should presenters address multitasking? Multitasking learners?

Is Media Multitasking a Myth? by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

Many learners believe that they are good at multitasking; even more believe that they successfully “media multitask”—simultaneously process multiple streams of media information. Do they? Research indicates that they do not. Learning Research Performance Support

Knowledge Building and Enhancement Through Multitasking Mobile Devices

ATD Learning Technologies

In my previous post, I talked about the boundless possibilities of m-learning since anything can trigger a learning experience when we use today´s multitasking portable devices. I also defined mobile learning as a limitless knowledge-building enabler and now, I would like to explore that concept a little bit further by referring to the built-in capabilities of mobile devices and the multiple interaction types as well as learning activities they can promote.

Singletasking: Do More, One Task at a Time

Training Industry

Uncategorized multitasking productivity singletasking time managementSingletasking: Do More, One Task at a Time - Read more by Hope Williams on Training Industry.

Single-tasking: A Way to Boost Your Productivity and Energy

Training Industry

Uncategorized energy multitasking productivity single-tasking time managementSingle-tasking: A Way to Boost Your Productivity and Energy - Read more by Hope Williams on Training Industry.

More multitasking madness

Clive on Learning

Research led by Dr Helen Hodgetts and Professor Dylan Jones at Cardiff University has shown that pop-ups that appear on your screen to herald the arrival of new emails, tweets, etc. slow down your work by more than you think. The research showed that even an interruption of a few seconds loses us a disproportionate amount of time as we try to find our place. This gem was reported in the Brighton Evening Argus , not normally the first place you look for the latest research.

Typing, Talent, eLearning, Google, & Multitasking

Big Dog, Little Dog

Multitasking Can Make You Lose. When it comes to Multitasking, it depends what you're doing. Typewriter stays relevant in technology-saturated world Boing Boing & LA Times. But the typewriter part of Flores' business never went away. In some ways, it's even made a small resurgence. The simplicity of the typewriter is alluring to writers who may be overwhelmed (or underwhelmed) by increasingly elaborate technology.

Instructional Design, Learning, Multitasking, & Camtasia for Mac

Big Dog, Little Dog

Multitasking Muddles Brains, Even When the Computer Is Off - Wired. What happens to people who multitasking all the time? In every test, students who spent less time simultaneously reading e-mail, surfing the web, talking on the phone and watching TV performed best.hey fare significantly worse than their low-multitasking peers. Love-Hate Theory, Learner Motivation, Connectivism and Other Such Thoughts. Sahana Chattopadhyay in ID and Other Reflections.

A challenge to the multitask assumption

Clive on Learning

A few weeks ago I wrote on the Onlignment blog about The multitask assumption. By this I meant the assumption you can safely make with any webinar that a good proportion of the audience is multitasking - you know, checking emails, answering the phone, listening to music, finishing off a report, and so on. Your webinar audience might think that they're multitasking, but they're not. Yes we can multitask as long as only one of those tasks is making use of our working memory.

Social Networking, Performance Problems, Multitasking, & Research

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Myth of Multitasking - The New Atlantis. Study: Social networks may subvert 'digital divide' - c/net. What we found was that students using social networking sites are actually practicing the kinds of 21st century skills we want them to develop to be successful today," Christine Greenhow, a learning technologies researcher from the school's College of Education and Human Development, said in a release Friday. Water woes, trouble, and training - Dave's Whiteboard.

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

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

KnowledgeCity

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. Furthermore, many workers try to multitask during meetings, compounding the problem.

Over-rated - The Myth of Multitasking

Vignettes Learning

Christine Rosen writes on The Myth of Multitasking, The New Atlantis, on the different studies debunking the idea that we learn best by multi-tasking. And when we sort of force ourselves to multitask, we're driving ourselves to perhaps be less efficient in the long run even though it sometimes feels like we're being more efficient."

The Big Question: How should presenters address multitasking?

Clive on Learning

The question was prompted to some extent by my post Multitasking is now every presenter’s problem , in which I put forward the notion that it wasn’t just webinar presenters who had to deal with their audience multitasking, this was now rife at face-to-face events as well. I’m not going to rework the arguments here, but I would like to clarify my own thoughts and conclusions: Multitasking is an illusion – we are simply not capable of doing it.

8 Ways to Practice Mindfulness at Work

KnowledgeCity

Nix Multitasking. Multitasking is a myth. No one really multitasks. While multitasking can make us feel more productive, it makes us unproductive. Business awareness breathing breathing exercises concentration considerate gratitude job pressure job stress meditation mindful mindfulness multitasking office pressure office stress present stress stress relief work pressure work stressThroughout the year, work consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top stressors.

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.

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. Ask A Gen Y multitasking productivity task management

Talent, Culture, and Hierarchy in Agile Organizations

InSync Training

Agile provides a function model to address many of the nuances involved in work today, including multitasking and unclear boundaries. Virtually There Session Recap. Agile’s all the rage with our organizations and teams right now. And for good reason! Agile allows teams to purposefully come together to focus on a single project in an environment that learns from failure. That’s a big deal in today’s competitive landscape. Virtually There Agile Learning Modern Workplace

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L&D Guide Series: 10 Must-Use Strategies To Engage And Train The Overwhelmed Employees

eLearning Industry

Given the challenges of multitasking amidst distractions, it comes as no surprise that employees do not invest the required time in training. In this article, I share 10 L&D strategies you must adopt to engage and train these overwhelmed employees. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Employee Engagement Corporate eLearning Best Practices Employee Motivation Employee Performance Employee Training

Routines & Adaptability: How Producers Keep Virtual Training on Track

InSync Training

Our team of multitasking, multi-talented producers outlined their tried-and-true recommendations to help you reach modern learning MVP status. We know virtual classrooms include technology bells and whistles designed to promote learner engagement. But how do instructors manage so many moving parts? We highly recommend bringing in a second set of hands to help juggle everything. The best option? A technical or instructional producer.

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