Cheery Friday greetings from Learning How to Learn! Jun 19, 2016

8th January 2017

Cheery Greetings, as always, to our Learning How to Learners!

Hopefully the course is moving along well for you—pop online and watch a video if you’re not finished yet with the course! Meanwhile, lots of updates this week.

Special Silicon Valley Learning How to Learn Office Hours

Barb will be holding a very special meetup in Silicon Valley on Tuesday, June 23rd, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Bean Scene Coffee Shop, 186 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, California, USA. This meeting is special because it will also include some of our favorite people from Coursera. Join the fun if you can!

Learning How to Learn Vocabulary Site

A wonderful vocabulary teaching site for Learning How to Learn has been developed by Kevin Johnson on Cerego. Check it out—it’s a terrific free adaptive learning tool that makes great use of spaced repetition.

Engineering Highlights

Some of the most highly rated bonus videos in Learning How to Learn are those done by legendary engineering Professor Richard Felder and his preeminent educator wife, Dr. Rebecca Brent. These terrific videos, featured at the end of week 4, give insight on learning in mathematics, science, and engineering. Incidentally, Dr. Felder’s sons Gary and Kenny Felder have just had their superlative textbook Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics published by Wiley. You can get a little additional background about the book in Gary and Kenny’s video here.

Another wonderful book by Barb’s friend Guru Madhavan explores how engineers think: Applied Minds: How Engineers Think. It’s coming out soon—check out the fantastic endorsements from some of the world’s leading writers and thinkers!

A Teacher Training Program in Pakistan

A new teacher training program is being created for new college teachers in Pakistan—the organizers would be grateful for any suggestions on existing curriculum, online teaching resources, instructional videos, books, relevant orgs/contacts, etc. Any ideas can be emailed to—more info can be found at

San Diego Office Hours and STEM Conference Opportunity

Barb will be holding office hours in San Diego, Wednesday, July 1, 12:00 (noon) – 1:00 pm in the lobby of the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Place, San Diego, California. She’ll also be speaking in San Diego at the upcoming U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference and she would like to invite you to participate as well. The conference will address both exciting new models in STEM education and how to remedy the shortage of qualified STEM workers in the USA. Barb will be a panelist on the session “Enlightening Minds” on Wednesday, July 1 at 9:45 AM, along with Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu of the University of California, Riverside. By using the code SPEAK15 you can register at the special speaker’s discount of 50% off the registration rate.

As always, happy learning!

Barb Oakley, Terry Sejnowski, and the Learning How to Learn Team

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