Short Attention Spans

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Attention And The 8-Second Attention Span

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.
Attention Span: Technology – Friend Or Foe?

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.
7 Tips To Beat Short Attention Spans In eLearning

7 Tips To Beat Short Attention Spans In eLearning

Even if learners are excited about their eLearning experience and can see the true potential in learning the subject matter, they may not be able to concentrate on one thing for too long. There are, however, certain ways that eLearning professionals can beat short attention spans when designing eLearning courses in order to increase knowledge retention and steer clear of cognitive overload.