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 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. Perhaps the age of digital technology will only reduce our attention spans and make it worse.

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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. There is plenty of technology out there to keep us organized. Time management and multitasking are like water and oil.

Multitasking: You’re Not as Productive as You Think


Mobile technology enables us to be hyper-connected to the ever-expanding network of social and business worldwide. It enables us to multitask like never before. According to a study on technology and human potential , the negative effects of this “always on” mentality is an increased loss of patience and the need for instant gratification. As technology advances, it creates avenues for getting things done. Multitasking ends up making us ineffectual.

The Great Multitasking Myth

Unicorn Training

It's about exposure to technology not when you were born.Just such an observation was heavily underlined by a recent review of the literature from Kirschner and De Bruyckere published in Teaching and Teacher Education (1). 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


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.

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.

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?

Typing, Talent, eLearning, Google, & Multitasking

Big Dog, Little Dog

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

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

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. The Myth of Multitasking - The New Atlantis. Study: Social networks may subvert 'digital divide' - c/net.

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


The aggressive rise of technologies constantly demanding our attention and focus is changing the way we interact and relate. 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. Use Technology Aids in Meetings. Furthermore, many workers try to multitask during meetings, compounding the problem.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | October 2, 2020

Mike Taylor

The Myths of the Digital Native and the Multitasker. Hop over and learn about his thinking about how it was structured and a behind the scenes peek at the technology he used to help make it a success. (It I love talking about learning, design, and technology.

18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 11

Upside Learning

Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further? In its annual mobile technology report, Forrester Research has outlined the trends it expects to see in the coming year. Technologies like 4G and LTE, Near Field Communication (NFC), barcodes and augmented reality will see increasing amounts of hype in 2011, and the use of mobile/social/location combinations will soar, the report says.

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Leveraging Learning Technology: Why Learner-centric Training Is More Critical than Ever


Learning technology has become more essential than ever with remote workforces and extended enterprises adapting to new environments. This technology allows people to consume their required compliance training and hone their skills from home.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | January 24, 2019

Mike Taylor

After all, if we provide both the written and the spoken words at the same time, we force people to multitask and us humans just can’t do that. I love talking about learning, design, and technology. “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” – Theodore Parker. Here are this week’s finds. Thanks for reading!

The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 27, 2018

Mike Taylor

Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany. Adam Gazzaley on Why our brains aren’t evolved for media multitasking, and how we can learn to live with technology in a more balanced way. Looking for a previous edition? Check out the archives. “To To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. I hope your brain is ready for this week’s roundup?

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. Turn off or hide the technology pop-ups (e.g., Ask A Gen Y multitasking productivity task management

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 9, 2018

Mike Taylor

From funny cartoons to serious reflections and a whole lot in between, here is what I found this week from the learning, design, and technology world. Technology is changing very rapidly, and those changes seem to be accelerating. Multitasking View 6:34. Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany. “Being alone and connecting inwardly is a skill nobody ever teaches us. That’s ironic because it’s more important than most of the ones they do.” — Zat Rana.

Routines & Adaptability: How Producers Keep Virtual Training on Track

InSync Training

We know virtual classrooms include technology bells and whistles designed to promote learner engagement. Our team of multitasking, multi-talented producers outlined their tried-and-true recommendations to help you reach modern learning MVP status. 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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What the Tech? Top L&D Technology Trends in 2016

ATD Learning Technologies

User-centered design is the intersection of technology and psychology; where function meets form. A big catalyst for the change is the explosion of mobile technology and the tacit expectations learners have developed for simple, intuitive user interfaces. Game-centered design and game-based mechanics are no longer nascent technology concepts in the L&D industry. Yet, somewhere inside all of us is a nerd-like affinity for technology.

The Big Current Issue in Educational Technology - how to fix it?

E-Learning Acupuncture

She asks my opinion on what the “biggest current issues or controversial topics are in relation to Educational Technology”. There’s no magic bullet in the educational technology realm so there are always ‘issues’. The absolute biggest one in my opinion is how quickly educational technology changes. The problem with educational technology is that despite all the benefits it has to offer, it represents yet another topic that teachers are now expected to become masterful at.

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4 Qualitative Reasons to Adopt Game-Based Learning


This is how game-based learning enhances the ability to multitask. Creating a game-based learning approach is cost-effective with the most advanced technological improvements.

4 Ways to Make Synchronous eLearning Dazzling

Bottom-Line Performance

Technology. Is the technology that we’re using stable and robust enough to allow for interaction? Is the technology intuitive enough that it is a help and not a distraction to facilitators or participants? Are the facilitators comfortable using the technology? Have participants been given enough time to practice using the technology? As much as possible, shorter modules are preferable in synchronous e-learning to avoid the dreaded multitasking of participants!

5 Steps to More Useful Webinars Using Microlearning & Social Networks

InSync Training

The ubiquitous technology and common virtual classroom delivery format seems to be an easy way to engage, and teach, a large audience in a short time. And when learners do attend a live session, they automatically put themselves into a “listen only” mindset; intending to multitask their way through the session with the hope that they will pick up the important points. When we introduce a new topic, we often start with a webinar.

The Benefits of Mobile Learning


With modern technology, there are lots of ways you can now deliver training courses to your team. In reality, many professional e-learning developers in Dubai will create mobile learning courses using responsive technology, although it is possible to design for mobile only. This reduces reluctance to learn because of fear of technology. There are two things you should be aware of, though: Risk of distracted learning – many people multitask when on their phones.

Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

SHIFT eLearning

Today, more than ever before, technology plays an important role in society. Because the arrival of technology, the learning environment is changing. Here are four ways technology is changing how people learn: 1) From Individual to Collaborative Learning. With the introduction of new technologies, however, learning has shifted from an almost individual-only endeavor to a collaborative activity. Technology is no longer a barrier to genuine interaction.

Classic Learning Research in Practice – Sensory Channels – Keep the Learners Attention

Adobe Captivate

Once the learner feels connected , we need to maintain his attention and avoid multitasking. Once the perceptions are made available in the working memory the learner becomes a serial processing unit without the ability for real multitasking. When a learner multitasks, he sets one task to active while all others are placed on hold. To avoid Multitasking as this leads to reduced learning.

April 2011 Monthly Roundup: 7 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Amongst others were articles on digital natives, Lego and creativity, multitasking etc. If the results of Learning & Skills 2011 survey by the Centre for Performance Development are anything to go by, technology assisted learning accounts for the larger piece in the learning and development pie. Multitasking Takes Toll On Memory, Study Finds. Multitasking or excessive task switching may not be the best for our memory skills.

How Tech is Helping L&D Create More Time for Learning

CLO Magazine

Technology now allows for the creation of shorter learning sessions delivered through social and mobile channels. Learning in the flow of work should not, however, be confused with the rise of multitasking, which reportedly costs employers $650 billion a year. Technology LinkedIn 2019 Workplace Learning Report online learning upskillingThe imperative for a more continuous approach to learning is growing.

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant


Most companies today use technology to enlist the services of people who don’t need to be onsite. An efficient virtual assistant can multitask and serve as a sounding board for the business head’s ideas, projects, and product range. For more management training, be sure to check out the comprehensive library of training videos available at KnowledgeCity like our course on how to successfully leverage technology in your business.

Uses for Audio in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Eventually, I got further sucked into the multitasking and found myself half-listening to the course (at best). Instructional Design Technology Audio eLearningBy Shelley A. Gable. I recently completed an eLearning course (as a learner, not as an instructional designer) on project management. The entire course was narrated. I enjoyed the narration at first – given all the time I spend reading and typing, it was nice to mainly listen. But I changed my mind after five or so minutes.

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Social Media - What’s the Impact

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ll bet some of you are still unconvinced that this technology is here to stay. After all, we know that humans can’t multitask, so when we hear about high school students who are on the computer and listening to music and watching TV while they do their homework, it’s natural to think they simply aren’t paying attention to anything. Tags: emerging trends and technologies social learning Social Media trends

Apple iPad: Who Is It Really For?

Upside Learning

I think the iPad in its current form – sans Flash, multitasking, & camera – has very limited uses in workplace learning. Remember the ‘iPad Killer’ from Google is about to come and it will probably have multitasking. Tags: Future Learning Future Technology apple ipad Apple iPad Vs Gaming Devices Apple iPad Vs Kindle Apple iPad Vs Laptops Apple iPad Vs MP3 Players Apple iPad Vs Netbooks Apple iPad Vs Other Tablets Apple Tablet

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Captioning Trends Make a Comeback Thanks to Gen Z

3Play Media

In general, new technology doesn’t phase this group, but they also have an awareness of past technology like landline phones and non-streaming media. For this reason, they aren’t afraid to use tried-and-true technology in a modern way. Multitaskers. In this fast-paced world that we live in, it’s no surprise that Gen Zers have adapted to become great multitaskers. Generation Z: the newest generation to hit the spotlight.