New post on mindful infotention
September 2nd, 2009

In my continuing examination of 21st century literacies at my SFGate City Brights blog, I get into more detail about mindful infotention:

Knowing what to pay attention to is a cognitive skill that steers and focuses the technical knowledge of how to find information worth your attention. More and more, knowing where to direct your attention involves a third element, together with your own attentional discipline and use of online power tools – other people. Increasingly, most of the recommendations that make it possible to find fresh and useful signals amid the overwhelming noise of the Internet are social media – online networks that make possible social exchange and relationship. Tuning and feeding our personal learning networks is where the internal and the technological meet the social.

(Click on thumbnail image below to see full concept map)


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