New Pub: Digital self-control interventions for distracting media multitasking – A systematic review

New Pub: Digital self-control interventions for distracting media multitasking – A systematic review

August 19, 2021
General education, Journal, Open access, Publication
Digital distractions can interfere with goal attainment and lead to undesirable habits that are hard to get red rid of. Various digital self-control interventions promise support to alleviate the negative impact of digital distractions. These interventions use different approaches, such as the blocking of apps and websites, goal setting, or visualizations of device usage statistics. While many apps and browser extensions make use of these features, little is known about their effectiveness. This systematic review synthesizes the current research to provide insights into the effectiveness of the different kinds of interventions. The interventions showed varying degrees of effectiveness, and especially interventions that relied purely on increasing the participants' awareness were barely effective. For those interventions that sanctioned the use of distractions, the current literature indicates that the sanctions have to…
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Stakeholder Attitudes Towards Digitalization in Higher Education Institutions 

Stakeholder Attitudes Towards Digitalization in Higher Education Institutions 

November 13, 2019
Conference, Publication
Abstract: We report the results of a group concept mapping study on the topic of digital transformation in German higher education. Students, teachers and administrative employees participated in the study where they first gathered statements which were then clustered and ranked according to importance and feasibility. The results show agreement between all groups that matters of culture and mentality remain the biggest factors for a successful digitalization of higher education. While we found agreement between groups on the importance of topics, those working at the institution are more pessimistic of cultural changes than students. The unification of service platforms and the development of validated didactical concepts for digital learning offerings are also seen as open challenges. Full Reference: Biedermann, D., Kalbfell, L., Schneider, J. & Drachsler, H., (2019). Stakeholder attitudes towards digitalization…
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