An ACMHE webinar with David Levy, Professor at the Information School, University of Washington
In this webinar, Dr. Levy will present some of the contemplative exercises and methods used in his courses and seminars. He will also discuss the philosophy underlying them, which places the emphasis on student discoveries through mindful observation and reflection, rather than on general rules that everyone should, or must, obey.
But this conference, reflecting the CEO’s aspirations beyond business, will include days programmed to focus on social values such as compassion. For example, more than 20 Buddhist monastics from Plum Village, a meditation center in southern France founded by Vietnamese Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh, will lead daily sessions on walking meditation and mindful eating.
The conversation also covered the role of technology. “I think young people are going to have to teach us how to be mindful of technology,” noted Morey. Morey leads teen retreats, during which the participants don’t have access to their phones. She, like many other members of the discussion, noted that people seem to be happy when they are less distracted by their phones. Matt Weiner, the dean of religious life at Princeton and a Buddhist practitioner, said that the busier you are the less loving you are, and technology abets that busyness.
“Technology advancements designed to make us more productive can backfire when they create an ‘always on’ expectation,” adds Coutts. “They can blur the boundaries between work and non-work, reduce employees’ capacity to rest and restore, and undermine the most able brain. Having good email and communication policies that recognise the need for periods of focus and rest make a big difference.
In a century surrounded by screens, we are also a screen ourselves. Filmed by director Nadia Bedzhanova, this short film explores the relationship between body and narratives and at the same time gives a sneak peak into the Ab[Screenwear] SS17 collection. Poet Chris Campanioni is setting the pace of the film with his hybrid prose poem This body’s long & I’m still loading, in which he is tracing the origins of surveillance and pornography in virtual reality to our future everyday cohabitation with technology.
In January, Bluffton University will offer a course on mindfulness in the classroom. Mindfulness is an evidence-based group of practices which cultivate the ability to focus on one’s experience with greater focus, clarity and compassion in the present moment.
Bart Everson's insight:
This course will be taught online via Zoom video conferencing.
A galaxy of particles projected onto a wall coalesce to match the viewer’s form in Kauhanga, an interactive digital experience created by Gisborne woman Harmony Repia and project partner Lachie Philipson.
'Mindful' and 'technology' are two words that seem like complete opposites. It’s rare that you ever see them in the same sentence. On one end of the spectrum, we have mindfulness. The concept is rooted in Buddhism and has becoming trending in Western culture as a way to promote a healthy lifestyle.
In order to inculcate mindfulness, 60 minutes in a week is set aside by Happiest Minds for the team to engage with a customized blend of select techniques such as Mindful Meditation, Active Listening, Body Scan, Desktop Yoga and Mindful Coaching, among others.
ITS A sad sign of the times. Not only can technology rule your life, take up myriad amounts of your day, guilt you for being too sedentary or judge your sleep patterns, its now moved into a new frontier.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.