Attention blindness is the fundamental structuring principle of the brain, and I believe that it presents us with a tremendous opportunity. My take is different from that of many neuroscientists: Where they perceive the shortcomings of the individual, I sense an opportunity for collaboration. Fortunately, given the interactive nature of most of our lives in the digital age, we have the tools to harness our different forms of attention and take advantage of them.
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"In this podcast, we focused on digital myths and exaggerations using two examples: a study sponsored by by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) that suggested 12-to 17-year-olds showed a higher likelihood of substance abuse with exposure to photos posted on social networks showing that kind of activity and the idea of "digital natives," a theory, advanced by Marc Prensky, that those born during the digital age are radically different as learners than those born before the digital age (digital immigrants)."
This 2008 BBC documentary is a great introduction to network science. It provokes thought not only about the implications of networks in our world, but also about the connection, openness and sharing that led to the major breakthorughs in this new science. The documentary as shared on youTube is in English with Portuguese subtitles.
"When disaster strikes, emergency trackers and responders realize people are probably more likely to reach for their phones or computers to text, tweet and update their status on Facebook and look for ways to get and give help."
The Internet Time Alliance is a newly branded international think tank formed by six training industry luminaries: Harold Jarche, Jay Cross, Clark Quinn, (Challenges and Misconceptions of #Collaborative and Social #Learning in the #Workplace Pt 1-5...
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