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Study Suggests Multi-Tasking Is Not So Bad — I’m Skeptical

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Tons of research suggests that multitasking leads to people functioning less effectively on a number of levels (see The Best Resources On The Dangers Of Multitasking).

A new study suggests
that this might not be the case:

Contrary-to-popular

I believe that high school students are capable of great work, but I’ve also got to point out that this study — though it might have met rigorous scientific methods — was, nevertheless, done by two high school students. At this point, I have more confidence in all the prior research that has shown multitasking to be damaging.

However, it is an intriguing study and, perhaps, I should keep an open mind.

What do you think?

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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