▼ Cheery Friday Greetings from Learning How to Learn! Mar 25, 2016
10th January 2017
Cheery Friday greetings to our Learning How to Learners!
Communities of Learners
Jules Rowley has an excellent post titled “Communities of Learners” in the Learning How to Learn alumni forum. Take a look!
Class Central on taking MOOCs for College Credit
Class Central has just published an important article, “MOOCs for Credit.” It describes different ways you can potentially get low cost college credit by taking MOOCs. If you’re in college, or supporting a child in college, this article is well worth your time. MOOCs’ economies of scale and great teaching mean that there are at last realistic options for reduced college costs. Remember, with MOOCs, you can check out rankings and select from the BEST instructors and instruction in the world. (And yes, in the meantime, face-to-face instructors can use ideas from top MOOCs to up their game.)
A VERY special book for STEM Instructors
Do you teach science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at any level from high school through advanced university levels? If so, you will want to get and read Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide, which is an extraordinary book by Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent. Richard and Rebecca helped launch Barb’s teaching career, so if you like how Barb conveys the material in Learning How to Learn, you will love Teaching and Learning STEM.This is definitely a five star book—Barb even wrote the foreword. Check Dr Felder’s website for more information and resources related to the book. (Richard and Rebecca’s interviews in week four of Learning How to Learn are favorite bonus interviews out of the entire course.)
A great book on developing charisma
One of the books we recommend most often to people who are trying to move forward in the working world is The Charisma Myth: How anyone can master the art and science of personal magnetism. Time after time, we’ve found ourselves recommending some bit of advice from the book, like feeling your toes to bring your drifting mind back during important conversations. This book is packed with useful, practical information.
Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!
Barb, Terry, and the entire Learning How to Learn team