“In raising awareness about distractions, part of the problem is that most people tend to see the problem of distractions as being purely about time rather than about the burden they create on the executive memory. Accordingly, many of us think that managing distractions like smart-phones, emails and text messages involves keeping these activities as brief as possible. In reality, the problem with these distractions is that they drain our cognitive resources even if they only occupy seconds or micro-seconds. I’m not saying you shouldn’t use these technologies, only that they should not be allowed to invade your study process. It would be better to text, tweet, surf and do Facebook for an hour once a day then twenty minutes interspersed throughout the time when you are supposed to be studying.” From the article, ‘Three Skills for Online Learning that no one is Teaching

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