And it's been something I've been really wondering about on all kinds of levels. I've mentioned before Stop Reading - Skim Dive Skim and that seems to be how people consume blog posts much more these days. I've also noticed a trend towards more twitter mentions of blog posts, but less deep commenting behavior much less thoughtful blog responses.
Inside corporations, there certainly seems to be a continual theme of spending less time on learning activities. In some cases, there's almost an anger about providing additional information to employees.
Thus, for February the question is:
Instruction in an Information Snacking Culture?
There are a lot of aspects to this question:
How to Respond:
- Has there really been a shift? Are people changing their information consumption? Are they really snacking more?
- Do we need to think about instruction differently? Is it a matter of better design so that people are engaged beyond a snack?
- Is this a problem? I feel like it's harder to get a deep conversation going, especially in a twitter world. But maybe that's me. How can we effectively work and learn in an information snacking world?
How to Respond:
Option 1 - Simply put your thoughts in a comment below. This may be hard given the complexity of the topic.
Option 2 -
Step 1 - Post in your blog (please link to this post).
Step 2 - Put a comment in this blog with an HTML ready link that I can simply copy and paste (an HTML anchor tag). I will only copy and past, thus, I would also recommend you include your NAME immediately before your link. So, it should look like:
Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0
or you could also include your blog name with something like:
Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 : eLearningTechnology
Posts so far (and read comments as well):
- The Big Question - Snacking Culture
- Holly MacDonald: My First Foray Into the Big Question
- My take on the big question
- Terry Eberhart - Digin4ed: “On Instruction in an Information Snacking Culture”
- Janet - Just enough? Or not enough?
- RK Prasad - Information Snacking Culture
- Suzanne posted at her blog
- Claudia Escribano - Learning a Little at a Time