Childhood Education

DeVice (StewardsOS.Xperience)

DeVice (StewardsOS.Xperience)

DeVice (StewardsOS.Xperience) course is designed to empower young adults to master their use of digital devices, ensuring they control their technology rather than being controlled by it.

Device Addiction

Digital Minimalism

Digital Wellbeing

Screen Time Management

Social Media Impact

DeVice StewardsOS.Xperience

Department

  • Childhood Education

Duration

April 29, 2024 - July 6, 2024

Sessions

10

Language

English

Location

Online

Time

1:00 am

Rating:

4.5 (110 ratings)

Price

£20.00 per month

Status:

In progress

Key Objectives

  • The objectives of the course is to enable students achieve the following in their relationship with computer devices:
  • Self-Monitoring: Acquire techniques to monitor and regulate device usage effectively.
  • Recognising Addiction: Identify reasons behind excessive screen time and device dependency.
  • Sustainable Usage: Develop skills to maximize benefits and minimize harmful effects of devices.
  • Prevention and Recovery: Learn strategies to prevent and reverse negative habits related to device use.
  • Understanding Risks: Recognise the potential harms of excessive device use, including cognitive decline, reduced autonomy, distraction, and mental health issues.
  • The course includes

  • Weekly Lectures: 1 hour per week, focusing on key topics.
  • Reflection Sessions: Group dialogues, individual Q&A, and live discussion sessions.
  • Homework: Reflection tasks and discussion contributions.
  • Course Schedule

    Schedule UTC+001
    Wednesday11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Description

    Contains 8 weeks of classes.

    Week 1: Understanding the Impact

    • Exploring both benefits and risks of device usage
    • Highlighting the potential harms of excessive device use on cognition, autonomy, and other things.
    • Laying the foundation for understanding and managing these risks.
    • Introducing methods and tools to start self-monitoring device usage.

    Week 2: Social Media Case Study

    • Understand the different types of essays.
    • Deep dive into the world of social media, it’s addictive nature, and its impact on productivity and mental health.
    • Analysis how social media platforms utilise attention engineering.
    • Analysis of social media’s design and its psychological impacts.

    Week 3: Beyond Willpower – Building Strategy

    • Understanding the limitations of willpower and the need for strategic changes.
    • Exploring strategies to minimize the negative impacts of device use
    • Introducing practical tips and tricks and focusing on challenges in implementing these strategies.

    Week 4: The Digital Declutter

    • Exploring Cal Newport’s concepts of digital minimalism for and resetting your digital life.
    • Identify and reduce non-essential digital activities that hinder productivity and mental health.
    • Understanding the roots of screen addiction and fostering a life free from digital dependency.

    Week 5: Finding Balance and Purpose

    • The importance of solitude and finding purpose beyond screens.
    • The value of solitude, exercises to identify personal goals and interests beyond digital devices.
    • The importance of balancing online and offline activities.
    • Exercises to rediscover non-digital interests and hobbies, reinforcing the value of offline experiences in enhancing personal growth.

    Week 6: Social Media & Connectivity

    • Directly addressing how to control social media usage, a significant aspect of device addiction.
    • Strategies for healthier social media use.
    • Develop a personalized approach to social media that prioritizes intentionality and purpose.

    Week 7: Restoring Cognitive Function

    • The impact of digital devices on the brain and focusing on mindful technology use.
    • Techniques and practices to rejuvenate cognitive abilities affected by excessive device use.
    • Focus on activities that enhance concentration, memory, and overall brain health.
    • Understand how to wean your mind from the psychological & physiological causes of screen addiction.

    Week 8: Reflection and Forward Planning

    • Share experiences and key takeaways from the digital declutter journey.
    • Develop a personal plan for maintaining digital wellbeing and maximizing benefits while minimizing device-related harm.
    • Summarising the course’s objectives and ensuring that students are equipped to maintain a life free of device addiction.

    Requirements

    • Assessment and Grading:
      • Class Participation: 10%
      • Journal / Reflection Exercises 90%

    Instructor(s)

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    Yusuf Adio

    4.5 (110 ratings)

    30 Courses • 525,181 students
    Yusuf Adio is currently studying for his bachelor’s degree in computer science. He is well read in the effects of technology and cognitive function, productivity and wellbeing and has experience helping better their relationship with technology. Yusuf is passionate about time management and his approaches in this area has been influenced the Cal Newport - Deep Work.

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