Short Attention Spans

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April 4, 2017

Attention And The 8-Second Attention Span

There is a popular belief that the human attention span has shrunk because of the expanding uses of technology. Some Learning and Development professionals are saying instruction must adapt to this much-lowered attention span. Here’s the problem: The evidence for a lowered attention span is fiction. In this article, I’ll discuss the fictional “research”. Then we’ll discuss what attention is and how it relates to organizational learning.
by Patti Shank, PhD
January 8, 2017

Attention Span: Technology – Friend Or Foe?

Educators should look at technology as a student's friend, not a foe. By taking away a student's cell phone, you lose a teachable moment. A mobile device is a powerful educational tool. Not all students know how much of its value extends beyond social media. Let us talk about attention span and how technology can help rather than harm it.
by Elizabeth Goodhue