Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Media multitaskers pay mental price, says Stanford study - SmartBean

Media multitaskers pay mental price, says Stanford study - SmartBean

Think you can watch videos, make cell phone calls and send e-mails all at once? Stanford experts say even trying can impair your cognitive control.

With many educators touting multitasking abilities of digital natives as a plus, where does this study leave us? Do you think 21st century skills should include learning to resist the urge to multitask and the ability to focus on a task in the face of a zillion distractions?

2 comments:

IndiaSpeaks said...

I would like you to discuss on the topic "Can E-Learning transform the education system?". I have tried to capture some of the points in my blog

http://linkindians.blogspot.com/2009/08/can-e-learning-transform-education.html

Veena said...

Chronic media multitasking is quickly becoming ubiquitous, although processing multiple incoming streams of information is considered a challenge for human cognition. Nice blog

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