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Recovering from information overload | McKinsey & Company - 1 views

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    Description: "For all the benefits of the information technology and communications revolution, it has a well-known dark side: information overload and its close cousin, attention fragmentation. These scourges hit CEOs and their colleagues in the C-suite particularly hard because senior executives so badly need uninterrupted time to synthesize information from many different sources, reflect on its implications for the organization, apply judgment, make trade-offs, and arrive at good decisions."
Alexandra Finch

Internet Addiction: A new Clinical Phenomenon and Its Consequences - 0 views

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    Young, K. (2004). Internet Addiction: A new Clinical Phenomenon and Its Consequences. American Behavioral Scientist. 48:402
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    a. Although this is a psychology article, it poses an important concern over the rise of internet addiction in connected populations. This article is relevant to this course, as it relates to the notion of critical consumption; some users are unable to filter information effectively, which should be recognized as a concern. Young states many statistics from educators and researchers discounting internet use in the classroom as it is far too distracting and the loss of productivity (in both students and the workforce) is immense.
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    Some might argue that this article shows the downside of connected learning and e-resources, however this is not the case. Certain web activities mentioned in the paper such as chat rooms, social media, and video games are not the focus of this course. Open Knowledge deals with the light side of the internet, which is the interconnectivity, the accelerated learning, and the ability to publish ones own content. The internet can definitely be misused, but not every web activity is "junk food". If someone obsessively became a mathematician and ultimately ended up being the best mathematician in the world due to "addiction" people would call him or her a genius. The trick is to filter which content and activities one engages in.
Alexandra Finch

Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Using Laptop Computers in Higher Education Cla... - 0 views

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    Kay, R., Lauriclla, S. (2011). Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Using Laptop Computers in Higher Education Classrooms: A Formative Analysis. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. 37:1
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    a. Laptops and mobile devices are ubiquitous in todays classrooms as students are digital natives. Because of decreasing prices of technology over the past few decades, an overwhelming majority of the university students surveyed own a laptop (87%). Because of this quick onset of technological adoption, culture has lagged, in terms of re-defining the social institutions that such mobile and computer technologies affect. According to this analysis, students feel that the use of a laptop helps in aiding studies, is useful for gathering course and supplementary materials and engaging in peer collaboration. Several challenges have been noted: communication based challenges, relating to social media, email and messaging services; and entertainment based challenges, relating to media consumption. These challenges serve as potential sources of distraction for the student using the technology and others. In their findings, 16% of students reported being distracted by pornography during class, on their own or others' computer screens, which ranked higher than computer games, at 1%. The authors conclude that the benefits of laptop use in class outweigh the challenges 2:1. Possibly, if the functionality of student laptops are integrated into course curriculum further, students can benefit from further peer collaboration, increased academic benefit and decreased distractions.
dudeec

Why I Won't Accept Your Linkedin Invitation - 5 views

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    An example of how one person establish his "filter" for accepting/rejecting invitations in this networked world.
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    Really helpful and basic filters. I especially appreciate: If you can't take 2 minutes to write, 'Hey Mike, I know we don't know each other, but I think we have some mutual interests (or connections) and I would value you in my network," then I won't take 1 second to click "accept." Many people use linkedin for their professional connections. Considering why Mike doesn't accept invitations helps one to understand how to make better use of the site and how to keep it manageable for your own uses.
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    Great way to filter people on Linkedin, the thing is, at least in my case, if by any chance I will invite someone always write a letter, but normally I take a look of profile before accepting a person in my net. That is because sometime there are interesting people that do not know the Netiquettes. Cheers Julia
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    Do we need a network for possible contacts or is Linkedin a source for active contacts? How many true contacts are realistic to handle and whatfor?
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    I totally agree! One genuine connection is better than a thousand random "contacts".
rafopen

Ted Koppel on the Information Overload - Michael Lawrence Films/Krainin Productions - 3 views

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    "The editing process is more important today than it has ever been in the history of the world" (Ted Koppel). This short video is part of a (1990) documentary on Memory and Imagination by Michael Lawrence. Ted Koppel's critique of available information is incisive and especially striking because it makes a clarion call that hasn't been heeded at all.
adesimine

Structuring Computer-Mediated Communication Systems to Avoid Information Overload - 0 views

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    A 1985 article with echoes of Clay Shirky's "Filter Failure" talk from 2008
franhuang

4 Ways To Retrain Your Brain To Handle Information Overload | Fast Company | Business +... - 5 views

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    "We live in an age of information overload. While many of us find ourselves inundated with vast amounts of data daily, our fast-paced society also requires us to make more rapid decisions." A very short blog post that reminds us to slow down and focus. It doesn't add much new to the conversation but the reminders are helpful, especially the one about multitasking. It truly is a myth.
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    Excellent article. I also really enjoyed the part about multi-tasking! Very interesting and informative! "What we're actually doing is rapidly shifting our attention from one thing to another," he says. This fast-paced attention seesaw depletes the brain's glucose supply. Glucose is the fuel that the brain's neurons need to communicate with one another. Using up the brain's glucose supply by task switching means the brain will reach a level of fatigue much sooner in the day than if we concentrate on one item at a time with sustained attention."
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    i enjoyed reading it
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    Interesting read! 4 ways to retain your brain to handle information overload
dudeec

Howard Rheingold's Rheingold University - 4 views

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    Rheingold puts his thoughts, videos,course syllabi on the skills to be network smart on this site. Here is his introduction: The future of digital culture-yours, mine, and ours-depends on how well we learn to use the media that have infiltrated, amplified, distracted, enriched, and complicated our lives. How you employ a search engine, stream video from your phonecam, or update your Facebook status matters to you and everyone, because the ways people use new media in the first years of an emerging communication regime can influence the way those media end up being used and misused for decades to come. Instead of confining my exploration to whether or not Google is making us stupid, Facebook is commoditizing our privacy, or Twitter is chopping our attention into microslices (all good questions), I've been asking myself and others how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and above all mindfully. This book is about what I've learned.
tlsohn

When Is it One Gadget Too Many? - 4 views

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    Do you own too many devices? Posted: How many tech gadgets do you own? Chances are, you have a PC, Mac or Windows, desktop or laptop and a smartphone. Maybe you both kinds of PCs, a desktop workstation and a portable laptop. Maybe you have a tablet -- large or small? You might also have a Kindle e-reader.
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    If I had to pick just one gadget to keep and turf all the rest, I'd pick my iphone. I'd move all the files on my desktop/laptop into the cloud and use my iphone as the means to connect to everything. A project I'd like to undertake in the future is to do a complete MOOC on my phone. Right now I migrate between an ipad, laptop and my iphone but I think I could do it all on the phone. It would be frustrating but doable.
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    I find myself constantly needing more devices, even though I know one is enough. We do live in this gadget-centric world, and with every year that Apple introduces something that blows away their last invention, I feel the need to acquire it. Though, what's actually stopped me from acquiring anything, is that I know year after year, there will be another 'revolutionary product' that will 'enhance' my life. So for now, it's just a laptop and a phone! Though a tablet does sound tempting...
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    In my household we have two adults, two children, one Mac desktop, two smartphones, a nexus and an iPad. It seems to work out that we have enough for my husband to be learning and practicing coding on the mac, my son learning Italian on an app, my daughter watching animal videos all while I'm looking up a recipe online. So far so good. I wouldn't add any to it. And sometimes I want to subtract, but we're in a new era and I'm done fighting it. I'm trying to embrace all the wonderful qualities the device era has to offer.
alibabas

Information literacy and Overload filters - 5 views

A newly discovered resources i found with reference to : Information literacy and Overload filters The web Link is : http://www.basicknowledge101.com/subjects/informationliteracy.html

Informationliteracy Overloadfilters Information literacy and Overload filters Knowledge open access Open MOOC module10 Module 10

started by alibabas on 31 Oct 14 no follow-up yet
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moonlove

http://learn.mindjet.com/ReinningInTheInformationDeluge - 4 views

This is a link from Mindjet, It describes, briefly and statistically, through using graphics, the meaning and the negative effect of information overload on our daily life. It is exotic to know tha...

information overload module10

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