▼ Cheery Friday Greetings from Learning How to Learn! Jun 24, 2016
10th January 2017
Cheery Friday greetings to our Learning How to Learners!
New Glossary for Learning How to Learn!
Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Mentors Linda Walker, Vindra Khanai, and Marta Pulley, Learning How to Learn has a fantastic new glossary of terms available. Go to the discussion forum here to check it out, and to discuss what you see. Incidentally, if you are translating, you might find this glossary exceptionally useful—which leads us to:
Your Opportunity to Become a Language Lead on Learning How to Learn—or to Just to Help Translate!
Learning How to Learn is exploding with popularity as the most translated course on Coursera, with nearly 1.5 million registered students in over 200 countries to date. Have you ever wanted to see the course become fully translated into your language, as it already is in Chinese, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese? Do you have, or do you want to learn, the leadership skills to help a full translation into your own native language happen? Here’s a description of what a Learning How to Learn Language Lead does. If you would like to apply to become a Language Lead for your language, you can apply here. We would love to have you on board! (Please give us a couple weeks to sort things out once you’ve applied.)
We already have Italian, Russian, Bengali, Georgian, and Akan (Twi) Leads, but dozens more Language Leads are needed. This is your chance to get in at the ground floor of a hobby that can make fantastic connections for you worldwide, even as it helps build your local profile as a leader in learning. If you would just like to help out as a translator for your language, that’s always possible on any of the 39 languages supported by the Global Translation Community. Just follow the instructions on this form. (If you’d like to work on a language outside the 39 languages of the GTC, that’s possible, too, but you’ll need to apply as a Language Lead to help us get started.)
Do You Need Writing or Editing? Check Out Rebecca Judd, our Lead Mentor on Learning How to Learn!
Becca Judd, our lead mentor on the English-speaking platform, works as a freelance editor. She’s worked with multiple authors (ranging from best-selling authors to those who’ve yet to be published, and everyone in between), bloggers, and business owners, and they all seem to love her work. Seriously, just have a look at what they’ve had to say about her.
She’s mentioned recently that she has space in her schedule to help more people with their written work. So if you’re writing a book, you might like to look at this page (or contact Becca direct)—or if you’re writing anything else, her main page might be more useful to you. She’s absolutely happy for you to contact her, so please feel welcome to do so! She’s very friendly—and we can vouch for the fact that she’s been invaluable to us at Learning How to Learn!
We’ve become aware of an interesting new education tech company called Degreed that that is engaged in the measurement, tracking, and validation of all the learning individuals do throughout their lives. Here’s Barb’s recent webinar to help HR managers and others in industry get a sense of the kinds of cool things we’re doing in Learning How to Learn.
Young Learning How to Learners and Their Accomplishments
We’re always happy to announce the initiative and successes of young learners. Fifteen-year-old Anand Satheesh has published an intriguing book titled Emerson for the Digital Generation. The book shows how a great thinker from the past is what we need to keep us on track today. Buy a copy for your child to pass along some great insights—and to help encourage your child to write her or his own book!
More Intriguing Books of Note
We’ve been finding ourselves leaning on the wonderful research outlined in Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire book Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind. If you’re interested in any aspect of the creative process, including how different forms of meditation can enhance or detract from your ability to be creative, check this book out.
Also, if you are university professor who is in any way affiliated with writing textbooks—or if you simply have a yen for oceanography (we do!)—we’d like to direct you towards the book Essentials of Oceanography, by Alan Trujillo and Harold Thurman. This is a stunning book that brings in the best of modern technology—you can use the QR codes by the graphics to go to terrific animations. This book won the prestigious “Text” textbook excellence award by the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA). Take a look to get great insight into the future of publishing.
That’s all for this week. Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!