To help advance understanding and research about media multitasking, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop just made available a seminar report, The Impacts of Media Multitasking on Children’s Learning & Development. This report describes the current state of knowledge on media multitasking highlighted by leading scholars and industry leaders as it relates to cognitive development and learning in children.
According to the report, some of the current research needs are:
- need to define definitions and common vocabulary.
- need to create a multidisciplinary academic field, which encompassed the fields of child development and learning (formal and informal).
- need for development of new tools and research methodologies.
- need to set research priorities.
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- Ulla G. Foehr (2006). Media Multitasking among American Youth: Prevalence, Predictors, and Pairings. Kaiser Family Foundation.
- Media Multitaksing website at Standford University