Beware Multitasking

As you work on your online productivity, you can help your students do the same. Online courses offer lots of chances for students to practice time management and project planning skills. [next]

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The problem of information overload is closely related to the problem of multitasking. When you have too much to do, of course you will be tempted to try to do two things at once, and your students will be feeling that temptation too... probably even more strongly than you do! In an online course, students have both the freedom and responsibility to manage their class time and work on their own.

At the same time, I've been surprised at how reluctant students are to create their own work schedules, even when online courses give them the flexibility to come up with a schedule that really fits their needs. So, I'm always trying to promote good time management and study strategies with my students; you can see one of those pages here: Designing Your Own Class Schedule.

The image above is another one from the Proverb Laboratory: He that hunts two hares will catch neither. It's a French proverb: Qui court deux lièvres, n'en prendra aucun.

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