Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Attentional direction

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Jump to the section on attention, but really, the whole thing is more interesting than the title conveys.  In fact, it made me pause and consider how it may impact the instructional designs I recommend to both online and classroom faculty -- most especially in terms of attention direction. That really is the challenge. and depending on where you spend your time online, you'll see that over the last 2-3 years, there's been a surge of activity, advice, methods and practically social movements (e.g. GTD & Minimalism), addressing the problem of attention fragmentation and the problems it leads to at work, in learning and in one's personal life. In fact, I would go so far as to say that having the power to direct and maintain focus at will is currently a huge competitive advantage.

http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume45/AttentionandOther21stCenturySo/213922

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