Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Over-rated - The Myth of Multitasking

Christine Rosen writes on The Myth of Multitasking, The New Atlantis, on the different studies debunking the idea that we learn best by multi-tasking.

"Discussing his research on National Public Radio recently,
Poldrack warned, “We have to be aware that there is a cost to the way that our society is changing, that humans are not built to work this way. We’re really built to focus. And when we sort of force ourselves to multitask, we’re driving ourselves to perhaps be less efficient in the long run even though it sometimes feels like we’re being more efficient.”

This is an
interesting reading with theories and research debating on the issues.

I have always suspected that multi-tasking is over-rated. I still have to focus to learn - have not learned another way.

Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com
"Helping Learners Learn Their Way"

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