Cites from the New York Times: How to Deal With Digital Distractions by Quentin Hardy, November 1, 2016
- We live in a world of screens, where digital distractions contend with our need to learn.
- Is multitasking a good idea? No.
- performance isn’t the same as learning.
- when people learn motor skills with a distraction, the two are internalized.
- Quiet music may be the distraction a flighty person needs to keep focusing. If the student tries to focus too completely, he may, paradoxically, break off altogether with a bigger distraction.
- Analog learning works better
- Writing notes by hand is better than typing them on a laptop […] “An important part of learning is ordering things, and you do that more with note taking.”
- Web surfing is the new secondhand smoke. […] Even sitting next to someone multitasking on a laptop could affect your learning and performance.
New York Times: How to Deal With Digital Distractions