Posts tagged distraction


Small Controlled Bursts Of Boredom: A Cure For Contemporary Click-Frenzies?

“The things people do out of sheer boredom! They study out of boredom; they pray out of boredom; they fall in love, get married and reproduce out of boredom; in the end they die out of boredom.” It was the German author Georg Büchner who put…

April 16, 2012, by

Online Teaching

Online Learning Tools: Between Distractions And Opportunities

The Internet is a fountain of information, connections and distractions. Don’t want to write that paper? No problem. Hop on Twitter. Don’t want to clean the bathroom? Don’t worry about it. There are 16 Facebook notifications waiting to eat up…

August 10, 2011, by


Brilliant Tools For Distraction-Free Writing

“Too much of a good thing is not a good thing.” Recent studies show that the brain can only focus on two given tasks at the same time. Also, those tasks mustn’t be too distinct. We are in fact very…

June 19, 2011, by

Online Teaching

Watching Youtube Videos Without The Distractions [TEACHER’S TOOLBOX]

Whether we love YouTube for its endless amount of funny cat videos or hate it for its often vile and hostile comment-sections, we all use it. If you are a teacher you know that a successful lesson is based on…

June 10, 2011, by

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The Top 3 Myths About Online Teaching

1. Online Teaching is impersonal In 2010 I wrote: “One of the most common responses I get when I tell people what I do (teaching & coaching online), is that they say they would miss the “real connection” to people around…

June 4, 2011, by


The Art of Singletasking

Computers and humans have a lot  in common. They not only have to be  slim and good-looking, they also have to be multitaskers. If you are human and want to apply for a job, don´t forget to mention that you…

April 3, 2011, by


When Distraction is the Norm

Yesterday I read about a little program called Freedom that forces you to disconnect from the Internet. You set a timer to the desired amount of “offline time” and then you’re unable to connect until the timer runs out or…

January 11, 2011, by