Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into digital distractions. They’re unavoidable, but it’s how we choose to balance our time and attention that can make a difference in our learning and productivity.
Students spend nearly 21% of class time using a digital device for an unrelated activity like email or social media, according to preliminary research conducted by Barney McCoy, associate professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. They also check a digital device 10.5 times per class day on average.
Present: Aaron Stewart, Rich Plumb
- B.C. more than doubles penalty for distracted driving
- Why Walking through a Doorway Makes You Forget
- Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers
- Digital Distraction: How Phones Are Taking Over The Classroom
- Digital Distractions: The use of devices in the classroom for nonclass purposes is on the rise. A new report explores some of the reasons why
- Conquering Digital Distraction
- You’ll Never Learn! Students can’t resist multitasking, and it’s impairing their memory
- Stanford marshmallow experiment
- Hierarchy of Digital Distractions
- Learning in the Age of Digital Distraction
- How a “tech break” can help students refocus
- How to Deal With Digital Distractions
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Download: Episode 20: Digital Distractions