Week 3, Day 1
Theme: Communication & Collaboration
This week's themes are communication, and if you are listening and willing, a resulting collaboration.
WATCH Today's task: Google's Effects on Memory 80Mb
5 minutes. You can also stream it here.
PBS NewsHour 'Google's Effects on Memory' Psychologist Betsy Sparrow
interviewed by Hari Sreenivasan in 2011
Key takeout: The ability to retrieve information from the net has already
allowed us to move more of the 'burden' of memory from our brains and this
is reducing our ability to recall information without the net. It hadn't occurred
to me before reading this research but this is an important step towards the
READ For extra credit: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips
'Google Effects on Memory Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at
Our Fingertips', by Betsy Sparrow, Jenny Liu, and Daniel M. Wegner,
Science Express report, July 2011.
Key takeout: How does this impact the design of our collaboration, analytic and
business intelligence portals, etc.?
As always, comments, questions and ideas are all welcome.
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