Launch of Mindshift, the MOOC!
Cheery Friday greetings to our Learning How to Learners!
MOOC of the Month!
At long last, our new MOOC Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential opens on Monday, April 10th! Barb & Terry are back as instructors to show you how to leverage the results of science to learn, grow, and change. We sometimes put ourselves into a box regarding what we can and can’t do, and it makes us afraid to change. Mindshift is designed to help you open your mind about your real capabilities, which are much bigger than you might think. Plus, of course, we have a lot of fun!
If you’ve been looking for a sequel to Learning How to Learn, this is it—it has a booster pack of review that launches you onto greater new insights. Mindshift can be taken independent of, concurrent with, or subsequent to, its companion course of Learning How to Learn. See you in the videos!
Book of the Week
Our book this week is Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century by Cathy N. Davidson (Audible version here). Now You See It is one of those books we recommend, not because we agree with all the ideas, but rather, because the book is so wide-ranging and thought-provoking. You may shake your head at some of Davidson’s provocative writing, but you will undoubtedly walk away from this book thinking about education in a different way. Plus, if you do anything with online learning, Davidson’s discussions of how we pay attention to the visual medium are very useful.
A New Memory Tips Video from 4 X US Memory Champion Nelson Dellis
Here’s a great new video from our friend, memory maestro Nelson Dellis, on how to memorize numbers. (If you would like to join Nelson in his efforts to support research on memory, please take the Extreme Memory Challenge.)
A History of the World in 100 Objects
The Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, has narrated 100 podcasts that retell humanity’s history through the objects we have made. This is a tour de force of historical knowledge! [Hat tip Marta Pulley, Senior Mentor and Amharic Lead] MacGregor’s book on the subject titled (natch!) A History of the World in 100 Objects, was a runaway New York Times bestseller.
Learning in Industry
Here is a nice video on learning in the workforce that has been posted by our friend Laurent Reich, the Learning Practice International Director at L’Oréal. L’Oréal is a company that is at the forefront of involving their employees in new learning opportunities.
That’s all for this week. Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!
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