ClassTools.net | Sticky vs Noise
Just got off the phone with Neeru Khosla of ck-12.org and the substance of our agreement was that technology is too often noise--and how do we get around that?
This site (part of the Active History sites) at first seems to fit the category noise. And yet....
The Tipping Point--"The Stickiness Factor: Sesame Street, Blue's Clues, and the Educational Virus".
Noise in education is stuff that doesn't make sense. 'Stickiness' is the stuff that helps you pay attention and perhaps remember.
Will a hamburger essay diagram or a fishbone diagram help you better learn and remember? I don't know the research. We'll bet though, that it depends on the quality and appropriateness of the content being engaged.