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?

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.

What Happens in the Brain When You learn a Language?

Your Training Edge

Roles of the Hippocampus and Cerebral Cortex. The cerebral cortex, however, plays a more prominent role in learning a new language. Preliminary research indicates that being multilingual improves one’s memory, communication, and multitasking skills.

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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.

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Improve Your Sales Training in 4 Easy Ways using a Blended Learning Approach

Enyota Learning

Sales professionals are required to multitask to be successful in their jobs. Classroom training provides sales professionals the space to enact sales-scenarios using role-play games.

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Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy


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.

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

Microlearning games will still play a prominent role in eLearning. 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.

The Golden Keys to Personal Productivity

Learning Wire

The role of technology is not limited to individual productivity. 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.

7 Compelling Reasons Your Sales Force Needs Mobile Learning

CommLab India

The need to multitask and hyper competition have robbed sales training time in large enterprises. Many of them are joining in various sales roles. Sales teams are quite often away from their desks. Some staffers in sales teams work from remote locations.


Adobe Captivate

They also have to frequently multitask. Startups, for instance, rarely afford employees the luxury of just performing one, well-defined role. Take a quick look around your office.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

Psychological research from Christy Price, published in 2009 described how to engage millennial learners: Make your class multimedia, incorporating more variety and shorter content to allow students to multitask.

We’re Hiring! Business Development Representative


Opportunities to progress into an Account Manager role. Play an active role in developing, altering and improving processes for the Sales team and the company as a whole. Self-motivation, energy, high attention to detail and ability to multitask. If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV in confidence to

Sparking Innovation in Your eLearning Design

Integrated Learnings

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. The advice here is to become immersed in what you’re doing and avoid multitasking. By Shelley A. Gable. In scrolling through the Twittersphere , I clicked on a link to 14 Ways to Spark Innovation by Mitch Ditkoff.

3 Things to Look for in Your LMS Reports


But most of us can probably relate to “completing” a required training (with one screen running the training while we multitask elsewhere) without getting much out of it. Thanks to budget cuts and massive teacher shortages, U.S.

Generation Z is Here. Are You Ready?


Gen Zers routinely multitask across five screens as they game, watch their favorite YouTubers, connect on social media, listen to music and collaborate on homework – all at the same time. It’s a multicultural group coming to age at a time that gender roles and norms are blurring.

Five Ways Mobile Learning Can Be a Boon For Healthcare Sales Professionals

CommLab India

They need to multitask – be aware of relevant regulatory laws, have extensive knowledge of their drugs and equipment, be knowledgeable of competing products, and be able to answer doctors’ queries effectively.

3 Employee Training Challenges Solved with Technology (and how to figure out more)

WalkMe Training Station

From the moment recruitment begins till the time when they are independently functioning in their role, new hires remain a financial liability. Psychology experts confirm that millennials need relevant, active or experimental coursework to satisfy their multitasking tendencies.

Learned Helplessness of Learning #chat2lrn

Nick Leffler

What role can data play in helping people overcome #LHoL? For a not so great multitasked (is anybody?) I recently had my first experience on the other side of chat2lrn last Thursday with a co-authored guest post and questions with Mark Britz.

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Brain rules #4 – a challenge

Clive on Learning

In making the posting I was operating in my familiar role as bridge between the academics and the practitioner. "We can't multitask. People who appear to be good at multitasking actually have good working memories, capable of paying attention to several inputs, one at a time." Thanks to Stephen Downes for taking the trouble to provide a critique of my review of the fourth chapter of John Medina’s book Brain Rules.

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Five Ways to Use Brain Science to Become a Better Leader

CLO Magazine

Neuroscientists have discovered that when people feel they have been treated unfairly, there is activity in the amygdala, which performs a primary role in processing memory and emotional reactions. In other words, leaders should stop multitasking and focus on one task. If not, they may experience a decline in quality of thought and in energy, as both erode with prolonged multitasking. It’s an exciting time for brain science.

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

Assign people into roles. Encourage it and make sure the moderator and/or presenter weave it into the session – see Presentation Backchannel Multitasking. I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. This conference has been run for a few years now and is tentatively scheduled for November 15-17 this year.

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

EI Design

Microlearning games will still play a prominent role in eLearning. 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.

The Science of Attention (And Why eLearning Professionals Should Care)

SHIFT eLearning

What Other Regions of the Brain Play a Role in Attention? People are unable to multitask — it is only possible to focus on one thing at a time. Paying attention is a task people take for granted; they rarely stop to think about the complex neurocognitive processes involved.

Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

SHIFT eLearning

Today, more than ever before, technology plays an important role in society. As the skills, knowledge, and needs of the student change, so does the role of the teacher. Passive activities are being outdated while teachers are now occupying another significant role as guides.

Principles and Tools from “Modern Accessibility Techniques,” Hiram Kuykendall’s AAUG Presentation

The Learning Dispatch

Using a screen reader allows you to listen to long text documents so you can multitask. Since a developer is already specifying div and role tags for the html when building the page, it is an easy matter to add an ARIA label.

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Free L&D webinars for November 2017

Limestone Learning

Research has found that managers play a significant role in preparing employees for learning events. That’s when learners start multitasking, and therefore do not learn from the sessions. " Sunset, field, poppy, sun, priroda " by Roman Grac is Public Domain.

Is Leadership Limited by Age and Job Title?

CLO Magazine

Organizations need to realize the differences between these two roles and allow younger professionals, who may not be in management positions, the opportunity to build upon their innate leadership skills. “Generation Y will not be management/leadership material for years to come.”

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

Learning Cafe

So 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. We are told that we can multitask and we are getting better at it. The pace of change in the world has accelerated and this was the main reason why, in the past, I had stopped blogging. I felt what I had to say was lacking the relevance and the timeliness required to add value to the communities I was part of.

Camtasia - LMS - LCMS - Best of eLearning Learning August 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

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Ted Nelson’s Unbook

Jay Cross

Instead, he’s chosen to play the role of rugged individual, an artist who does works alone. But improving our ability to multitask, neuroscience tells us in no uncertain terms, will never return to us the depth of understanding that comes with attentive, singleminded thought.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Is multimedia the same as multitasking? They often use slick video to show a concept while a voice-over explains everything, so the learners only role is to passively absorb. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

Regardless of your industry, workplace role, or interest in training, you’ve probably noticed something about the general pace of change: It’s getting faster. But how do you keep learners engaged in today’s multitasking work environment? " Very early. "

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Much of this came about as technology improved to support the evolving practice, but the millennials’ influence also played a role in this new mindset. Flexible : People should be allowed and encouraged to shift in and out of the mentoring program, and of the mentee/mentor roles themselves, as learning needs and knowledge strengths evolve.

Kevin Bruny: Man of the People

CLO Magazine

“My role is strategic in nature in that I ensure our learning programs are relevant to performance needs, but the learning staff create and deliver offerings,” he said. Chesterfield is also experimenting with mobile learning, helping employees transition with online resources such as “iPhone Orientation: Multitasking on the iPhone.” The county also has a yearlong Emerging Senior Leaders Program to prepare high-potential employees for senior roles.