Information Overload

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Presentation by Angela Housand and Brian Housand at NAGC 2009
St. Louis, MO

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    1. 1. Getting Organized and Avoiding Information Overload<br />http://tinyurl.com/nagc-overload<br />Angela Housand and Brian HousandNAGC 2009 – St. Louis, Missouri<br />
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    3. 3. Fast internet <br />Stay connected in a jet <br />Wi-fi, podcast <br />Blasting out an SMS <br />Text me and I text you back <br />Check me on the iChat<br />I’m all about that http<br />You’re a PC I’m a Mac <br />I want it.. <br />
    4. 4. Myspace in your space<br />Facebook is a new place <br />Dip divin’ socializin’ <br />I’ll be out in cyber space <br />Google is my professor <br />Wikipedia checker <br />Checkin’ my account <br />Logging in and logging out <br />I want it.. Now! <br />
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    6. 6. Information Overload<br />Cognitive overstimulation that interferes with our ability to “think”<br />(Toffler, 1970, p. 350)<br />
    7. 7. Causes<br />Accelerating rate of new information<br />Ease of duplication and transmission<br />Increase in the available sources of information<br />Contradictions and inaccuracies<br />Lacking strategies to process information<br />
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    10. 10. 5 Easy Steps!<br />
    11. 11. Identify Your Priorities<br />Step 1<br />
    12. 12. Slife.com<br />
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    18. 18. SLIFE<br />A retroactive view of productivity<br />Enables a needs assessment<br />Helps to identify priorities related to action & time<br />
    19. 19. Planning & Goal Setting<br />Time management<br />Sequencing<br />Priorities<br />Deadlines<br />
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    24. 24. Set Goals<br />Step 2<br />
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    26. 26. Privacy &<br />Security<br />
    27. 27. Categorize for<br />different types of<br />goals.<br />
    28. 28. What steps will I take to achieve my goal?<br />
    29. 29. Accountability:<br /> Share<br /> Reminders<br />
    30. 30. Monitor Progress<br />
    31. 31. Attainment<br />Demonstrates forward progress<br />Measure and take pride in the achievement<br />Celebrate and enjoy the satisfaction of achievement<br />Set a new goal<br />
    32. 32. Reflect &<br />Evaluate<br />
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    36. 36. Effective Goal Setting<br />Be Precise<br />Measurable<br />Time bound<br />Write and Share <br />Accountability<br />Prioritize<br />Periodically review<br />Surround yourself with motivated people<br />
    37. 37. Cyclical and Ongoing<br />
    38. 38. Manage Time & Materials<br />Step 3<br />
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    78. 78. Be Discerning<br />Step 4<br />
    79. 79. Do I really need this tool or information?<br />Be a purposeful adopter<br />Right tool right job<br />Specialize in your needs<br />
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    90. 90. Reflect & Evaluate<br />Step 5<br />
    91. 91. Ask Yourself<br /><ul><li>Did I accomplish what I planned to do?
    92. 92. Was I distracted?
    93. 93. Limit times you answer emails
    94. 94. Delay of gratification
    95. 95. Did I planenough time?
    96. 96. Was I productive or was I spending time figuring out how to use the technology?</li></li></ul><li>Ask Yourself<br /><ul><li>What worked well?
    97. 97. Are certain technologies easier for me to adopt?
    98. 98. Are some more appropriate than others?
    99. 99. What do I need help with?
    100. 100. Find a tech buddy.
    101. 101. What do I still need know?</li></li></ul><li>
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    106. 106. Be a ResponsibleDigital Citizen…<br />Don’t add to information overload!<br />
    107. 107. Thank You!<br />

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