How ‘Limbic Capitalism’ Preys on Our Addicted Brains

One summer day in 2010, a Swedish graduate student named Daniel Berg approached me after a talk I gave at Christ’s College, Cambridge. During the talk, I had casually mentioned internet addiction. Berg told me that I had spoken a truth larger than I knew. Many of his male […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

“Our brains are evolving to multitask,” not! The ill-usion of multitasking

By Allan Goldstein Originally published July 2011 revised April 2015 I recently overheard a proclamation, which has become somewhat of a mantra, recited by today’s college students. A student proudly making the following declaration regarding her ability to pay attention to multiple digital screens at once said, “Our brains […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

Mindfulness Doesn’t Have to Be Whitewashed and Goal-Oriented

by Ankita Rao In the nebulous world that is American spirituality, it can be hard to trace a practice back to its origin. So many traditions and rituals—yoga, Sufism, Kabbalah—have made loop-de-loops across the world, morphing and twisting along the way before eventually landing in the digital folds […] … The apps, on the surface, are all seamless… Read More »

Digital Disruption in Mental Health

By John Stackhouse September 24, 2018 The new Apple Watch released earlier this month includes an FDA-approved heart-rate monitor, the latest example of how our digital devices are transforming healthcare. Now, entrepreneurs and innovators are turning their sights on mental health, hoping to transform the way we treat our minds just as technology has changed […] Click here… Read More »

The Problem With Our Phones

They are hugely useful of course but in many ways, we buy the advantages our phones give us at a subtly high price we don’t entirely recognise. Some reflections on how to live well around phones. […] CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: Tom Kemp Click here to view original web page at

I Was A Skeptic Of Mindfulness … Until I Tried To Make My Case

Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ve been questioning whether some of our habits and hobbies are based on junk science or real evidence. Here’s the fourth entry, on the merits of mindfulness. Since this is FiveThirtyEight, I feel […] But as FiveThirtyEight’s science team assembled the junk… Read More »

The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students

The conventional wisdom about 21st century skills holds that students need to master the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — and learn to code as well because that’s where the jobs are. It turns out that is a gross simplification of what students need to know […] This post explains what Google learned about its… Read More »

Student Success Vs. Teaching Effectiveness

Student Success Vs. Teaching Effectiveness How Much of a Students Success Comes From their Teachers? Student successfulness is one of the most important metrics to measure the overall efficiency in education. Teachers, principals, programs, schools, and universities are all evaluated by looking at how many students drop out and […] Student success is also one of the main… Read More »

This is the iPhone X

Ten years ago, the world got much bigger and much smaller, all in one fell swoop. Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, the first internet-connected smartphone that put user experience above all, finally executing on the idea of a full touchscreen handset. This ushered in the rise of constant social […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

Future trends in mobile learning – the wider context and tensions

Slideshare by John Traxler 1. Future trends in mobile learning John Traxler 16h15 on 7 August 2017 2. Some Fundamental Truths and Tensions that Drive Future Trends 3. The transition in the global mobile technology environment from A fragile, institutional, costly, scarce technology, needing theories, experts, institutions and subsidies, working inside ‘education’ to […] Click here to view… Read More »