Sunday, September 4, 2011

On Multitasking Madness by Larry Rosen

From Larry Rosen's book "Rewired."

"The stark reality is that today's kids can't do one task without wanting to do a bunch of other things at the same time. It's a way of life for them. The natural inclination to multitask in these young kids probably has many sources, including cool, dazzling multifunctional new devices that permit and encourage multitasking. What might this constant need for multitasking mean for parents and educators? For one thing, it could mean that long cherished demand for improving learning and raising grades -- "Do your homework before you play!" -- simply might not work anymore. They can't help it. They have to multitask."

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