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A mindful approach to digital technology

Watch Richard provide an overview of different ways we can approach the use of technology and how it can help us to become more mindful.

Watch Richard provide an overview of different ways we can approach the use of technology and how it can help us to become more mindful.

Have you become more aware of how you use technology or have you already made efforts to reduce distracting technology? If so, what strategies have you used?

Talking point

Within the Comments, consider sharing with other learners your approaches to making technology work best for you. For example, if you’ve made an effort to reduce distraction you may wish to talk about how you turn off notifications on your smartphone/mobile device, use one web browser at a time, specify particular times to check your emails, and more.

Don’t forget to contribute to the discussion by browsing the comments made by other learners, making sure you provide constructive feedback and commentary. Remember you can also ‘Like’ comments or follow other learners throughout the course.

Managing comments

Comments on a step can be ‘filtered’ which helps you access them in a way that’s best for you. You can do this by selecting comments by ‘All comments’, ‘Bookmarked’, ‘Your comments’ or ‘Following’ from the drop-down menu in the comments section of the step. You can can also sort by ‘Newest’, ‘Oldest’ or ‘Most liked’.

You can also bookmark comments to remind yourself of certain contributions that you might wish to refer back to at a later stage.

Mentioning other learners

When replying to a comment, you can also mention other learners that are taking part in the comment thread. You can do this by entering the learner’s profile name as part of your reply. For example, @User3320607 That’s an excellent description! @User4499578 What do you think?

Please note, you can only mention others who are in the thread and cannot use the mention functionality in stand alone comments.

See also

You may also be interested in exploring the related links in the See also section of this step. Doing so is optional.


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