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Technology will change education

Technology will change education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“ There is almost no aspect of life that has not been fundamentally changed and reordered over the past 100 years through new technology and innovation.”


Via Susan Bainbridge, Fiona Ellis
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The jury is still out. I am reading Michael Fullan's new book Stratosphere and the idea is we need to focus on the people first and then technology. Pedagogy comes first or the art the of teaching. Fullan says technology is not readily evident in schools. It has changed learning outside school.

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How Technology Changes Student-Teacher Interaction - Edudemic

How Technology Changes Student-Teacher Interaction - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Learning technologies change student-teacher interactions in several ways, but there's one specifically that really stands out and makes the most difference in our classrooms.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Information is ubiquitous. Knowledge is not nor is it free. We each have to figure out how to turn information into knowledge and then figure out what to do with it. This takes work. I think student-teacher interaction needs to change. It has not in many cases.

 

The John Dewey quote is important.

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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, September 15, 2013 12:43 AM

It changes if the teacher sees himself as a learner. 

 

Nancy Jones's curator insight, September 15, 2013 8:46 AM

whenAccepting when teachers acknowledge themselves as co- learner s who guide students. The learning together really occurs.  Great quotable content in this brief but succinct commentary.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 22, 2013 7:50 PM

In reviewing my Scoop It recommendations I came across a curation established by Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) .  His Scoop It site is  iGeneration - 21st Century Education.  As many of you know, I am honored to be working with pre-service students at Sterling College (KS) as an Adjunct Professor.  My course is entitled "Technology in the Classroom".  As one of my major points on using technology is that the students must be considering "How" the technology will be used to provides avenues not available in other manners as well as corporating HOTS and critical thinking skills.  Through that approach articles like this one are great reads and discussion points for all parties to discuss effective use of technology. 

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No Child Left Untableted - NYTimes.com

No Child Left Untableted - NYTimes.com | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

By CARLO ROTELLASeptember 12, 2013Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don’t want this thing to take over my classroom.” It was late June, a month before the first day of school. In a sixth-grade classroom in Greensboro, N.C., a dozen middle-school social-studies teachers were getting their second of three days of training on tablets that had been presented to them as a transformative educational tool. Every student and teacher in 18 of Guilford County’s 24 middle schools would receive one, 15,450 in all, to be used for class work, homework, educational games — just about everything, eventually. There was, as educators say, a diverse range of learners in the room. Some were well on the way to mastering the tablet. Ben Porter, for instance, a third-year teacher who previously worked as an operations manager for a Cold Stone Creamery franchiser, was already adept at loading and sharing lesson materials and using the tablet’s classroom-management tools: quick polls, discussions, short-answer exercises, the function for randomly calling on a student and more. Other teachers, including a gray-bearded man who described himself as “technologically retarded,” had not progressed much further than turning it on. Read more...


Via Dr. Gordon Dahlby, J. Mark Schwanz
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The use of technology in schools is only being promoted by a handful of educators. Most teachers, for various reasons, are hesitant.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, September 13, 2013 6:42 AM
Larry Rosen on the research on the effects of screen time on our youth: “It’s starting to gear up because it’s being clamored for by the educators. They’re saying, ‘Now that we’re doing this, what does this do to our kids?’ ”
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Should social media be a course in schools?

Should social media be a course in schools? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Tweet Social Media has so many possibilities for educators and students alike on both a professional and personal level.  But with these opportunities comes responsibility.

Via Edumorfosis, ICTPHMS
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It should. Students, including adults, need to learn what it means to use technology well and ethically.

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Digital Citizenship….10 Ideas For Rich Academic Student Discussions On The Internet

Digital Citizenship….10 Ideas For Rich Academic Student Discussions On The Internet | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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This is a good beginning and can be built upon.

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, June 18, 2013 4:31 PM

Great start for initiating student forums, thank you for sharing!

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Alchemy of Collective Intelligence

Alchemy of Collective Intelligence | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Collective Intelligence mines knowledge, skills and emotional intelligence of a collective to create a synergistic product.  Collective intelligence is more than the sum of its parts.  Like an alch...

Via David Hain
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We always need to ask questions.

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Thanks pinned onto http://pinterest.com/verrad/social-media
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Media Experts Name Best Technology Skill for Graduates

Media Experts Name Best Technology Skill for Graduates | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Most teachers in the U.S. today are working hard to learn about and incorporate the Common Core State Standards.

 

The CCSS focus on important skills such as: arguing thoughtfully, questioning creatively, researching efficiently, reading complex texts with understanding, and writing to communicate effectively.


Via Jamie Forshey
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We need more conversation about what skills, habits, attitudes, attributes, etc, children and adults need.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 24, 2013 1:24 PM

And it couldn't be any easier to begin . I think in addition to being useful for the future, students enjoy the connecting and an audience outside the teacher.

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BDPA Helps Bridge 'Digital Divide'

BDPA Helps Bridge 'Digital Divide' | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The digital revolution in the U.S. was growing 38 years ago.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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It is a good article worth reading.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 22, 2013 8:02 AM

There has always been a divide in education based on many factors. Read this article for insightful ways to change the equation.

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Technology and High School Teachers

Technology and High School Teachers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers are realizing the importance of technology and are integrating it into the classrooms.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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I hope we are not just realizing the importance of technology. We should have known this all along.

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, August 22, 2013 1:58 PM

Si todavía no se dan cuenta de los usos ventajosos de la tecnología en el aula, es tiempo de comenzar a mirar los ejemplos.

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Teachers Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Teachers Should Be Seen and Not Heard | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As three governors, a senator, and a Harvard professor spout on about teachers at an ed conference, Anthony Mullen is a fly on the wall until someone asks for his opinion.
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This is an excellent article. The question towards th end posed by the teacher at the table is great. Too often, the decisions being made for classrooms and what happens in them are made by those furthest from the scene. This includes politicians, bureaurcats, and local administrators.

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Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens

Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a "good citizen" changed over the ages?

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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"A good day-to-day skill set" is an interesting term.

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Celeste G. Box (@mcgbox)'s comment, August 21, 2013 7:35 AM
Cool post, Ana! Thanks :)
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A Step-By-Step Guide To Keeping Students Focused While Using Technology - Edudemic

A Step-By-Step Guide To Keeping Students Focused While Using Technology - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Technology can be quite distracting for teachers and students alike. Here's a guide to keeping students focused while diving into technology.
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Will this get to teachers and classrooms?

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 24, 2013 2:47 PM

Good information to help fccus students

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Q&A: Bill Gates on Teaching, Ed Tech, and Philanthropy ~ Education Week

Q&A: Bill Gates on Teaching, Ed Tech, and Philanthropy ~ Education Week | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

by Benjamin Harold

Summary by Carnegie Perspectives

 

"Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently dipped into the coffers of bgc3—his personal office, think tank, and incubation engine—to make a multimillion-dollar investment in Graphite, a new venture from the San Francisco-based nonprofit Common Sense Media that aims to provide teachers with easy-to-search, Consumer Reports-style peer reviews of ed-tech products. In conjunction with Graphite's launch, Gates offered to respond via email to some questions from Education Week and our Twitter followers. While downplaying the overall capacity of philanthropy to impact public education systems, Gates said he hopes his investment in Graphite can help spur a "virtuous cycle" between ed-tech entrepreneurs and teachers. He wrote that he and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are striving to do a better job of listening and responding to the needs of classroom teachers. Gates also stressed that while he's a big believer in technology, "something magical" happens with effective face-to-face classroom teaching that "can't be replaced by a strictly online experience." The email Q&A is in Education Week’s Digital Education blog."


Via Jim Lerman
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"Gates also stressed that while he's a big believer in technology, "something magical" happens with effective face-to-face classroom teaching that "can't be replaced by a strictly online experience."'

 

Educational leaders and reformers need to read this quote from Gates. Learning is a relational process that cannot happen in the digital world. It can be enabled and extended.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:43 PM

Gates probably ranks in the top 5 of people who exert direct influence over US educational policy. His pronouncements on education are read by many with great scrutiny.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 17, 2013 6:54 AM

Graphite is a teacher driven "consumer reports type" storehouse of information groom teachers. Great ipose demonstrating the power of collaboration.

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A Cooperative Economy

A Cooperative Economy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Classical republicanism is based on the principle of self-government. An individual is free, according to republicans, in so far (s)he is able to govern him or herself. Given that humans are social animals, the principle of self-government means the ability of an individual to participate in the political system.

 

The republican ideal of self-government requires a certain degree of economic independence. In modern capitalist societies there is a division between those who own capital, and those who have only their own labour. A large number of the population has to seek employment by the owners of capital, only a small number of people are self-employed, i.e. own their own means of production.

Wage-labourers are economically dependent from the so-called capitalists. This dependence-relation is at odds with the republican ideal of self-government. Some opponents of capitalism has proposed or tried to nationalize all means of production, but from a republican perspective this only replace one dependence-relation for another one.

 

Both corporate and state ownership of capital are antithetical to republicanism. Only if workers have capital at their own disposal, they can achieve self-government.

 

In this post we will discuss cooperatives as the major institution of the economy of space settlements. First we will discuss worker-cooperatives, subsequently we will turn to consumer cooperatives, and finally we will discuss housing cooperatives.

 


Via John Lasschuit ®™
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The concept is great. Do we think the priviledged oligarchy that makes up the capitalistic elite will agree?

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, September 14, 2013 1:03 PM

The cooperation is the new privileged company.

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What’s In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology

What’s In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What’s In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology Education is an odd beast, full of change, yet stubbornly resistant to change. Sometimes it’s difficult to get an honest picture of learning trends and educational churning...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Part of the problem is the idea that the trends are being tabulated so rapidly no one can keep up. Is that by design?

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 13, 2013 6:17 AM

Happy: Connected content, personalized learning, curating, maker spaces, and digital citizenship trending up.

Sad: digital reputation and infographics trending down. Very interesting read.

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, September 13, 2013 10:22 AM
Good question. Everything moves and changes so rapidly these days it is hard to know.
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What does it mean to be a digital native?

What does it mean to be a digital native? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The war between natives and immigrants is ending. The natives have won.

Via Nik Peachey, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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The term digital native is an oversimplication and is not overly accurate. Research in Australia and England are showing power users in undergrad programs make up about 14% of the students. What about the rest? One thing about Prensky's work is he does acknowledge that technology has to fit with school and learning in an integrated manner.

 

As I read the article, I realized this concerns about the pace of technology have been with us for some time, perhaps since time began. Hannah Arendt argued the pace of technology had outpaced our ability to speak about it coherently in the 1950's.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:04 AM

Interesting ideas here: Digital Poverty and Digital Outcasts


Shah added: "[Prensky's] observations may describe a generation gap that the U.S. faced, but if you transplant the same definition to other parts of the world, natives are sometimes indistinguishable from immigrants."

Marta Braylan's curator insight, September 13, 2013 7:13 PM

Natives vs immigrants - NO MORE

Rumi's comment, September 24, 2013 11:44 PM
Thank you!
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Think About the Benefits of Unplugging

Think About the Benefits of Unplugging | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A recent New York Times article and viral video about pervasive smartphone use ask, “Is experiencing life through a small screen distracting us from living our lives and forming real
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This article speaks to a need to integrate technology in our lives in responsible and healthy ways.

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Analysis of Major Technology Hurdles Bottlenecking K-12 Education System

There is no way you can restrict technology from seeping into every aspect of life and it has become an integral part of the education system in recent times.

Via Chris Carter
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We want change and do not provide sufficient and effective PD.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, August 24, 2013 1:10 AM

Significant. Again, lack of PD leads the list.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:48 PM

No surprises in this list. I have seen lists like this for around 20 years and while some items are newer, professional learning has always been high on the list. I see the issues as deeper seated, relating more to a cultural and societal view of what school is about and the systems technologies in place to suppport that cultural view. Cultural change takes quite some time and is hard work. That is after the recognition that cultural change is required. Many have not got that far yet.

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A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Help students learn what makes sense.

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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.
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This is a very important process.

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Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning

Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As schools become more savvy about blended-learning tactics– the practice of mixing online and in-person instruction -- guidelines and best practices are emerging from lessons learned.

Via Blaine Morrow
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Every school needs a vision and purpose for existence. Many visions just collect dust. Authentic visions are at the heart of the enterprise, constantly shared, and part of the daily practice and conversation

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Is Online Education Widening the Digital Divide?

Is Online Education Widening the Digital Divide? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Universities across the country are experimenting with MOOCs (massive open online courses) as a way to make higher education more affordable and accessible to all students. The premise of MOOCs has,...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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What an interesting question.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 21, 2013 1:32 PM

My take-away was this highlighted quote: “We’ve got this strange sort of upstairs/downstairs situation where the lower-class people could look at how the upper-class people were being educated.”

Are MOOCs really providing lower-classes an Ivy League education or are they just letting them see what it looks like? Interesting perspective.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 24, 2013 2:44 PM

Essentially yes!!

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Manners Matter Online (Infographic)

Manners Matter Online  (Infographic) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Find out more about the do's and don'ts on online manners. For more information about internet issues visit Knowthenet today.

Via Beth Dichter, Dennis T OConnor, LETP
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They do.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, August 25, 2013 7:32 AM

Excellent guidelines to go by. The internet is such a reflection of what goes on in the human mind, from bright and genius ideas and behavior, to dark and stupid. I'd rather be on the bright side.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 24, 2013 2:46 PM

Manners do matter.

Cindy Powell's curator insight, April 10, 11:09 AM

From Infographic...and Informational Text TCC 4-5

This is a graphic example for the article, but the site is a cybersafety site in the UK and has lots of information for parents about online safety for their children. It also tests their knowledge.

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Educational leadership in an online world: connecting students to technology responsibly, safely, and ethically

Educational leadership in an online world: connecting students to technology responsibly, safely, and ethically | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

The current gap in technology knowledge and lack of leadership preparation related to digital literacy for school environments can cause serious problems, as school leaders, parents, and broader social communities are currently realizing. The authors describe strategies for educational leaders to prepare their stakeholder groups for a digital future, as well as take actions to reduce technology misuse or abuse. Educational institutions should consider this Digital Citizenship model as a potential new tool to for students, faculty and staff—both on-site and online.


Via Nik Peachey, Andrew Hockley
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This looks like it will be useful for dissertation.

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Maria Persson's curator insight, August 25, 2013 5:52 PM

Very worthwhile read! Practical, based on some sound research and easily implemented in the tertiary sector too.  Highly recommend taking stock of where your institution sits in regards to this and use this to info guide and create a template for action!

John Williams's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:38 PM

ethically , now that is a challenge in todays society when everyone whats it now!  this is a place to start.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:18 AM

Great resource as you explore Digital Citizenship and how to incorporate all of the online tools in the educational setting. 

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Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Getting Rid of the Myth of Monotasking (It’s Only Hurting Us)

Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Getting Rid of the Myth of Monotasking (It’s Only Hurting Us) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Technology is what is now being blamed for multitasking overload.   In some situations, that is certainly the case.   In other situations, the issue might be too much work, an inefficient office, or just boredom with the job or school work.  We can change some of those conditions and not others—but we cannot even sort out what is causing our frustration, exhaustion, or sense of failure until we understand what multitasking is.  Once we realize that multitasking itself is the human condition—not an outcome only of too much email or social networking—then we can find practical ways to address the real problem, not the mythical one."


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"Technology is what is now being blamed for multitasking overload.   In some situations, that is certainly the case.   In other situations, the issue might be too much work, an inefficient office, or just boredom with the job or school work."

 

Technology is not the sole driver of multitasking. It is a contributor and it probably appears to be accelerated in today's world. Most research indicates multitasking is not positive.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:20 PM

Cathy Davidson's "Now You See It" is an infotentionist's must-read. This blog post is more than a year old, but worth considering as a counterpoint to the experimental evidence that multitasking degrades performance. Maybe performance on single tasks isn't always the point. Like it or not, we live a world that requires multiple attentional antennae just to walk down the street (which you definitely should not do while looking at your phone).

Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, August 17, 2013 7:29 AM

Excellent article that I have read more than once,and has certainly challenged me to think about so many themes:  Leadership, Communication, Teaching, etc.

 

Thank you Ivon for sharing with us!!!

 

I particularly agree with this statement: "We can blame technology for our inefficiency but the real issue is competing desires that yield competing desires on our attention."

 

Are we leveraging technology and running it to fit our lives....or is technology running us? 

 

What do you think?

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, August 18, 2013 3:33 AM

a good read! just like the way the examples would love to read the book