As I said yesterday in The 21st Century Search Skills every Teacher should Know about, todays post will be cover another literacy skill as included in Net Smart: How to Thrive Online. Howard named this skill ' attention ' or ' infotention' which is the attention we pay to information.
Learning to stay focused with the maximum attention on a certain task is very hard to attain especially with the flood of stimulants coming from social media and the craving one nurtures for these outlets. As a result , we started talking about multitasking and some wrongly think that this is an advantage for learners but scientific studies and researhces have clearly proved that multitasker pay a huge mental price. According to a study done by reseachers in Stanfod University, it is impossible to process more than one string of information at a time. The brain just can't do it. People who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information do not pay attentionn, control their memory or switch from one job to another as well as thoses who prefer to complete one task at a time.
Via Elizabeth E Charles