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The Downside of Multitasking

Multitasking zealots will probably take issue with a recent piece in the New York Times about the drawbacks of turning your mind into a hypertext highway.

But for those of you who enjoy digging deeply into an idea or problem without constant interruptions, this piece is worth reading. It raises concerns about multitasking that have implications for student learning and, in turn, motivation.

And there is a nice little nod by a researcher quoted in the article to the intellectual powers of us older folks. Check it out.

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