Multitasking is the ideal mode of the 21st century, not just because of information overload but also because our digital age was structured without anything like a central node broadcasting one stream of information that we pay attention to at a given moment
are a mismatch between the age we live in and the institutions we have built over the last 100-plus years
Attention to task is at the heart of industrial labor management
an educational experiment without a syllabus
we were crowdsourcing educational innovation for a digital age
persuaded a professor to require one for a course and came up with a learning app in that course. Does that sound sneaky?
they came up with far more learning apps
"Participatory learning" is one term used to describe how we can learn together from one another's skills. "Cognitive surplus" is another used in the digital world for that "more than the sum of the parts" form of collaborative thinking that happens when groups think together online.
I challenged my students to use their knowledge to make Wikipedia better.
teaching a class based on learning and the Internet
Online blogs directed at peers exhibit fewer typographical and factual errors, less plagiarism, and generally better, more elegant and persuasive prose than classroom assignments by the same writers
That democratizing of who can pass judgment is digital thinking