Day 2: Outlining relevant cognitive bias
I hope that you now have changed your mindset to a can-do mind set and want to feel more comfortable in adopting new methods of delivery content to engage students, let us now look at another barrier to become digitally fluent: Cognitive Bias.
Keep in mind the biases outlined below are inherit in all of us. These are being mentioned because they must be addressed so that we can overcome these psychological barriers that prevent us from expanding our set of digital tools to enhance learning in your classroom. The biases below directly impact the ability to comfortably explore, assess, try out, and adopt new technologies into teaching.
Biases that can impede or assist in adoption
Many biases affect our approach to learning new technologies, or even using existing ones, which is why we must take time to reflect on past experiences to bring to the surface the biases we have for or against technologies before we can move on.
Review some common biases (Cherry, 2021) that may have a direct impact on becoming more digitally literate. This is but a small selection of our many cognitive biases (see: Cognitive Bias Codec), but this list selects many that I have encountered that hamper impede digital fluency while working with faculty, staff and students. Feel free to peruse the Cognitive Bias Codec and select a bias that I haven't added to this list.