Big Magic/MOOC Job/LHTL in French/Procrastination

3rd February 2017

Cheery Friday greetings to our Learning How to Learners!

Book of the Month

We’ve already got the month’s best book lined up for you: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. This is a #1 New York Times best seller by Elizabeth Gilbert—yes, that Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, the worldwide bestseller now in its tenth anniversary edition. We loved Big Magic—if you’re feeling at a loss, wondering if you can ever accomplish anything creatively worthwhile in your life, this book is for you Oh, and did we mention that Gilbert’s way with words is magical, too? [Hat tip for this wonderful recommendation to James Stahlman, Executive Administrator at Coursera.]

Recruiting for Instructional Design Positions with MOOC Development Experience

VisionCor is recruiting for several Instructional Design positions with MOOC Development experience. This is a virtual contract opportunity with a client in the technology field. The contract will be at least 6 months long and will require the candidates to have developed MOOCs. One sample will be needed as well. If you fulfil the requirements and are looking for a job, please contact one of the two following individuals:

· Katie Barlow – 704/366-7979

· Carol Valencia – 704-819-0108

Learning How to Learn in French – Apprendre comment apprendre

Nicole Charest is the French Lead of Learning How to Learn (LHTL). Nicole likes to introduce herself as a busy retired agronomist and as a passionate and creative learner. Nicole is doctor in agricultural science and also has a M.Sc. in Creative Studies – Creativity and Change Leadership. When considering study, work, volunteer or personal project opportunities, she always considered these three core questions: ‘Will I learn, could I make a difference, is it coherent with my humanist values?’ So, leading a dedicated team aiming at creating a functional French version of LHTL sounds like the perfect fit! This team will work in collaboration with the Global Translator Community (GTC), a community of Coursera learners and translators. We believe that our goal of achieving a fully functional French version of LHTL would however be facilitated by the creation and the coordination of a dedicated team. If you would like to join the LHTL French Language team, please fill out our application form. Cette invitation à joindre notre équipe est pour vous si vous souhaitez que les apprentissages d’Apprendre comment apprendre soient accessibles à tous et toutes au sein de la francophonie. Ces apprentissages peuvent faire toute une différence dans la vie de chacun et chacune et ce sans égard à l’âge, les intérêts ou les secteurs d’activités et ce, particulièrement dans notre monde de plus en plus complexe et en perpétuel changement.

Handy Tips for Procrastinators

Check out this great forum post by David Peel with a list of handy tips for procrastinators. (Hat tip, Senior Mentor Linda Walker.) For even more information, check out Brian Tracy’s procrastination classic Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time.

That’s all for this week. Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!

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