As the range and presence of technology increases in our world, more and more experiences are either mediated or interrupted by these technologies. Concerns about the effect of interruptions are coupled with enthusiasm for the potential of technology to radically alter the learning environment. In this class, we’ll look at the research on the relationship between attention and learning, recent work on the effects of multitasking and the influence that using technology in classrooms has on students’ engagement and attention. We’ll also look at arguments about how the changes in technology influences the speed (and depth) of thought, attention disorders and the use of technology and consider how the management of attention is a key tool for learners to develop.
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