This discussion has some obvious implications for online learning. Of particular interest are the claims made about the use of multiple media during or to facilitate a learning or information transfer activity. Here we are as course designers and information technologists, struggling to find effective uses of technologies to gather, push, pull, mash, and otherwise make accessible a range of content and information resources. Now we are to consider the possible (relative) negative effects of these solutions.
Is it possible that the asses-in-seats folks have had it right all along?