The Myth of Multitasking: Another Case for Performance Support

Social Learning

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Multitasking and Time Management – Like Water and Oil

Edmego Learning

Multitasking – The Challenge. I feel almost hypocritical writing a post about multitasking because I got as far as writing out the title and was distracted by numerous other items that popped up. There is a difference though between last minute items that can interfere with a task at hand and self-inflicted hyper-tasking and multitasking. Time management and multitasking are like water and oil. Emotional Intelligence Time Management multitasking time management

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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

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.

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.

Doodling, multitasking and memory

Lars is Learning

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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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

11 Efficient Learning Practices for Onboarding

TeamFluent

Multitasking is so commonplace now that research is saying it is actually not such a good thing for us In the current state of the world, it seems like everyone is trying to do more in less time.

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

Old vs New Ways of Thinking About…

Kapp Notes

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, IM, Blog, email). Organizational Structure. Hierarchical Team-based Structure. Level Playing Field, Equality. Communication Channels. Formal. Face-to-Face, Phone Calls). Informal. Twitter, Facebook). Software Applications.

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.

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? Love-Hate Theory, Learner Motivation, Connectivism and Other Such Thoughts. Sahana Chattopadhyay in ID and Other Reflections.

10 Types of Learners in ELearning

LearnDash

They may be multitaskers who find elearning to be a waste of time, or they may be devoted to understanding the course content. One of the great things about elearning is that it can be delivered consistently to anyone who takes the course.

Younger Generation NOT Good at Multitasking Either!

Will at Work Learning

Generation Y, millennials, iPod Generation, better at multitasking then their elders. It says: People in general are not good at multitasking. Young people are no better than their elders at multitasking. Multitasking actually takes longer. Learning done while multitasking is shallower learning, leading not to deep understanding (and flexible mental models) but only to an ability to regurgitate rote information.

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

Learnkit

Multitasking doesn’t exist. We pride ourselves in our ability to multitask, such as walking and texting, or talking on the phone while driving. But the reality is, the brain cannot multitask. A common concern arises when the topic of elearning comes up.

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."

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.

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

SHIFT eLearning

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.

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!

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Yesterday’s Procrastination – Today’s Waste of Time

Edmego Learning

Multitasking is not wise. Powered By the Tweet This Plugin Tweet This At times multitasking can really be a time killer so it is super important to prioritize. Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday ~~ Don Marquis. This is one of my new favorite quotes. We are all guilty of procrastinating in one way or another. There may be parts of our job that we hate doing but we have no choice. We hate working on our taxes so we put it off until tomorrow.

How a Time Management eLearning Course Can Boost Productivity

eLearning Brothers

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

Creating a Virtual Leadership Academy: A Case Study #ASTDTK14

Learning Visions

Virtual learning event for physician leaders. These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge session with Eric Heckerson. I missed his opening setup, so didn’t get some of the context. But the upshot is they created/designed a virtual leadership event.

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.

What The Future Holds For Game-Based eLearning: 8 Points To Consider

EI Design

Now that’s what I call multitasking! Nobody knows what the future holds. But it’s safe to say that eLearning games are here to stay and people have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Combine the two, and you have an exciting, engaging, and immersive ID approach.

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. 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.

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Let’s Focus a Little Better

CLO Magazine

As a millennial, I’ve been conditioned to multitask, and as glorious as that’s been to list on cover letters in the past, it is in fact, not the business for me or anyone really.

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April 2011 Monthly Roundup: 7 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Amongst others were articles on digital natives, Lego and creativity, multitasking etc. Multitasking Takes Toll On Memory, Study Finds. Multitasking or excessive task switching may not be the best for our memory skills.

Training the Generations

Your Training Edge

They are able to multitask but expect you to provide a structure and the resources to get the job done. We all know that our workforces are changing. But we do have the ability to reach out to all generations with our training and development.