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Published on March 16, 2014

Author: phylisebanner


#FOMO UNA Distance Learning Conference 2014

MISSING OUT on the moon

INNOVATION I am a digital native

I HAD NO IDEA doesn’t everyone have a color TV?

TECHNOLOGY everywhere in my life

HOW MUCH is too much?

#FOMO according to JWT

“The uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling that you’re missing out – that your peers are doing, in the know about, or in possession of something better than you. FOMO may be a social angst that has always existed, but it’s going into overdrive thanks to real-time digital updates and to our constant companion, the smart phone.”

72% of participants surveyed aged 18-33 say they completely relate to this expression.

This same group have been labeled as “infatuated with a shared awareness of how others are living their lives”.

VALIDATION how am I projected and seen by others online?

Four out of ten college students can’t go ten minutes without checking their phones.


Is all of this new, or is it “an age old problem exacerbated by technology”? flikr’s co-founder, Caterina Fake

It is impossible to think about squeezing anything else into our days, our lives, our teaching and learning.

13-17 18-33 34-46 47-66 I often think I can squeeze more than is really possible into my day 61% 71% 65% 61% I often spread myself too thin, for fear of missing out 49% 56% 43% 33% It seems like every minute of my day is scheduled or planned out 54% 64% 49% 32% I often only get to skim the surface of new interests, never having ample time or energy to truly delve into the given topic or endeavor 60% 72% 57% 53% I am overwhelmed by the amount of information I need to digest to stay up to speed 55% 62% 49% 44%

MAN MADE FIRE keeps us warm and toasty

Where are our technology alarms, brigades, and extinguishers?

How do we select, opt in/out, pare down, become alarmed, turn off, extinguish?

What are we so afraid of missing out on?

BEEP call waiting?

SOMETHING BETTER no wonder we are overwhelmed

How do we get our students to notice that there’s something better in our classrooms?

IN THE BEGINNING something new for baby

Too much time on screens for children under the age of three can lead to impaired focus and social skills.

The screen is only a delivery mechanism and what parents should be focused on is content.

WHAT MATTERS the difference between passive and active

What does that translate into regarding technology-based learning?

How does our brain actively consume, actively learn?


4 COGNITIVE PROCESSES every educator should be aware of


ATTENTION the filter through which we experience the world

ENCODING how we process what our attention admits into the mind

STORAGE what happens once information enters the brain

RETRIEVAL the recall of that information or behavior

ATTENTION taking notice of sensory information

ENCODING adding to what we already know

STORAGE consolidation and rehearsal

RETRIEVAL reinforcement and renewal

How do we use technology to enhance this learning process?

How do we choose to integrate any new (or old) technology into what we are doing?

THE HYPE CYCLE seeing is believing

TECHNOLOGY TRIGGER launch of a new technology tool that generates significant publicity and interest

PEAK OF INFLATED EXPECTATIONS advertising and promotion incite public enthusiasm and foster unrealistic expectations

TROUGH OF DISILLUSIONME NT technology fails to meet user expectations and quickly falls out of favor and public opinion

SLOPE OF ENLIGHTENMEN T continued use shows benefits along with models for practical and successful application

PLATEAU OF PRODUCTIVITY benefits and stability become widely publicized and recognized

HOW MUCH is too much?

ENGAGEMENT without going overboard

INNOVATION has been around for a long time

“today’s student does not think they have to remember anything you tell them, all they think they have to remember is how to access that information through their smartphones should they ever need it for anything other than to complete the task at hand.”

PLATO writing damages the ability to remember

“If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in their souls; they will cease to exercise memory because they rely on that which is written, calling things to remembrance no longer from within themselves, but by means of external marks.” (Plato, Phaedrus 275a-b)

1835 american annals of education

“Perpetual reading of novels inevitable operates to exclude thought, and in the youthful mind to stint the opening mental faculties, by favoring unequal development. No one can have time for reflection, who reads at this rapid rate.”

INNOVATION what is on the horizon?

“Every new technology has been demonized upon arrival by those convinced it is harming their children.” Ben Popper, the Verge

EVOLUTION we choose our own evolution

THE SHALLOWS what the internet is doing to our brains

THE PRINTED BOOK focuses our attention

THE INTERNET encourages distracted sampling

How do we distract our students?

How do we get our students to notice that there’s something better in our classrooms?

AN EPIPHANY active learning

It is not the device that matters, it is the content.

LOOKING BACK who was your favorite teacher?

THE SAGE on the stage

THE GUIDE on the side

THE CONTENT and the designed experience

THE CONTENT and your apparent passion

THE CONTENT and the way you focus

THE CONTENT and the way you play


MULTIFACETED the gemstone

MINDFULNESS staying centered


stop multitasking

sharpen your focus

love your content

hone your practice

turn off call waiting

remember to play

take pride in your evolution


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