Category Archives: mLearn Digest

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 »

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 https://vimeo.com/user26596912 Click here to view original web page at www.youtube.com

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 »