Information Overload CAG 2012Presentation Transcript
Getting Organized and Avoiding Information Overload http://bit.ly/cag2012 Angela Housand and Brian Housand CAG 2012 – Palm Springs, CA
The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot LEARN, UNLEARN AND RELEARN.
Cognitive overstimulation that interferes with our ability to “think” (Toffler, 1970, p. 350)
Accelerating rate of new information Ease of duplication and transmission Increase in the available sources of information Contradictions and inaccuracies Lacking strategies to process information
1. Identify Your Priorities 2. Set Goals 3. Manage Time & Materials 4. Be Discerning 5. Reflect & Evaluate
Step 1Identify Your Priorities
SLIFEn A retroactive view of productivityn Enables a needs assessmentn Helps to identify priorities related to action & time
www.wdyl.com" Trends Books Sketchup YouTube Translate Groups Patent Search Earth Voice Calendar Blog Search Gmail Image Search Maps Moderator
Step 5Reflect & Evaluate
Ask Yourselfl DidI accomplish what I planned to do?l Was I distracted? l Were you successful with your email? l Did you delay gratification?l Did I plan enough time? l Was I productive or was I spending time figuring out how to use the technology?
Ask Yourselfl What worked well? l Are certain technologies easier for me to adopt? l Are some more appropriate than others?l What do I need help with? l Find a tech buddy.l What do I still need know?
BE A RESPONSIBLE DIGITAL CITIZEN…"Don’t add to information overload!"