SXSW EDU 2018
Managing Distraction: Learning in Reactive States
In the current media landscape - human attention is the most scare resource. From games, to videos, to clickbait, new media exploits basic human emotional & biological response to grab attention & manipulate behavior. New media is also core to many courses of study, yet little time is dedicated to helping learners identify & understand “attention grabbing” mechanisms. Without skills to manage response and self regulate learners remain captive to triggers, in a constant state of reaction.
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Additional Supporting Materials
- Identify attention grabbing mechanisms of new media and understand biological and emotional underpinnings of how they seize and harness our attention.
- Explore how to structure developmentally appropriate learning experiences and conversations about media and attention with learners of various ages.
- Share approaches to helping learners create media - exercises that simultaneously demystify media and build persuasion, production and social skills.
- andrew gardner, VP Professional Learning, BrainPOP
Andrew Gardner, VP Professional Learning, BrainPOP