Second the motion!
At the same time, it is important they learn how to distinguish valid
content from noise.
Barre Supervisory Union
>>> Adam Provost <[log in to unmask]> 1/29/2008 10:58 AM >>>
Some say it¹s important that we make decisions to prevent students
using technology or to pull back from this tide. There¹s no question
this onslaught of information is getting larger. It seems like it¹s
important to teach people when to pull back, to learn to set boundaries
themselves and to focus on making smart decisions on and around
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Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:26:41 -0500
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Conversation: throw another distraction log on the IT pyre
Subject: throw another distraction log on the IT pyre
all this technology making things better, where are my clogs?
"According to Basex <http://www.basex.com/web/tbghome.nsf/pages/home> ,
research firm focusing on the knowledge economy, interruptions from
cell phones, instant messaging, text messaging, and blogs eat up nearly
percent of each day; on an annualized basis, this represents a loss of
billion hours for the entire U.S. workforce, or a $588 billion cost to
American economy. "
"A 2006 research study conducted among sales and marketing teams at
indicated that 54 percent of those surveyed believed e-mail had a
impact on their stress levels. And a number of other studies show that
productivity-enhancing hardware and software has helped heighten
and discontinuity in the workplace at the expense of critical and
thinking--as well as constructive collaboration. "