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Internet News : 08/03/2016
‘Digital Mindfulness’ workshops for staff and students

Edge Hill University providing some interesting sessions that make you think about how you are using technology.

Megan Juss has set up some interesting Digital Mindfulness online sessions that are offered under a CC-BY-NC-SA licence

Session Abstract
The modern world is a hyper-connected digital place where everything is available at the click of a button, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We use digital technologies to work, socialise and live … but digital distraction is rife. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), Internet addiction, information overload, and technology-related anxiety permeate our existence and, for many of us, our relationship with technologies has become unbalanced.

How often do you find yourself checking emails, notifications and status updates even though you know that:
• You last checked your device only a couple of minutes ago
• You know it isn’t good for you to look at your social media feed before turning in for the night
• You have a deadline and need to focus on it

This workshop will explore how digital technologies are changing our lives and discuss ways in which we might balance the benefits to live healthy, happy and productive lives.

The resources used in one of the sessions are available at: http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/7857
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