I’d call it multitasking, but it looks like the University of St. Thomas calls it a potentially effective way to study.
In its new library is The Walkstation, a treadmill students can use while they’re doing academic work.
Library Director Dan Gjelten tells TommieMedia:
“The idea is that activity enhances brain function. Reading, studying, and even writing while moving improves the quality of work that you’re doing.”
Student response to the Walkstation has been mixed, Gjelten said.
Read the short article and watch the video here.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.