Category Archives: mLearn Digest

Burning Out – (from Inside Higher Ed)

Professors say faculty burnout is always a real threat, but especially now, and that institutions should act before it’s too late. Pexels.com As a frequent commentator on all things higher ed, Kevin McClure likes his predictions to be right. But in the case of a recent article he wrote […] “Faculty burnout — exacerbated by pandemic-related stressors, absent… Read More »

7 Modern Life Habits That Can Be Incredibly Bad For Your Brain Health

Illustration by Sean Gladwell / Getty Images. In an era of better technology, we are all being rewired to do more to the detriment of our brains. According to experts , our modern lifestyle is chipping away at neural pathways and making us slower, denser and less capable of […] Multitasking also increases the stress hormone cortisol as… Read More »

The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning

Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. Colleges and universities working to maintain instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic should understand those differences when evaluating this emergency remote teaching. Due to the threat […] ..when it is over, institutions will emerge with an opportunity to evaluate how well… Read More »

Top 200 Tools for Learning 2019

The Top Tools for Learning 2019 list was compiled by Jane Hart from the results of the 13th Annual Learning Tools Survey, and released on 18 September 2019. Below you will find a table listing the top 200 tools as well as their ranking on 3 sub-lists: Top Tools […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

Kill screentime: New study on teens, screens and social media

We should kill “screentime” as an unhelpful and meaningless term. That’s is the central recommendation of a new review of research into the relationship between digital technology and wellbeing by Dr. Amy Orben from the Medical Research Council of the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of […] Published in January 2020 in the journal Social… Read More »

UFV offers first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness in Canada

Mindfulness is making headlines worldwide. The University of Fraser Valley is making history by offering the first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) in Canada and one of the first in North America. “Ours is one of the first graduate mindfulness programs in North America. As […] “While there are other, continuing education programs based… Read More »

Interview with Dr. Agnieszka Palalas at TESOL Colombia III

Interviewed by: Liliana Cuesta Click here to view original web page at www.youtube.com

Doing more with less? Flexible work?

One of these days that I reflect on working at a distance, … 24/7, feeling isolated, lonely, needing to talk to a colleague or  a group of colleagues, or just socialize with them. So, I reflect and, obviously, research 😉 Let me share one of the articles I found – focusing on work intensification. This statement certainly requires… Read More »

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 »