Multitasking is in the eye of the beholder. It does not work!
Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2013–I, for one, was born way back in the last century. Awesome it really is.
There are some stories I’ve been watching over the years. One is about the generally-held belief that we can multitask. That is, we can do several things at the same time–all well. It’s the old joke about walking and chewing gum at the same time.
Well, in learning, we can’t multitask really. The work we do–the skills we learn–are not as well done as if we were to focus on each one –one by one. Here’s yet another study showing that multitasking does not work, as much as some of us may wish it were otherwise.