Cheery Friday Greetings from Learning How to Learn! Nov 6, 2015

5th January 2017

Cheery Friday greetings to our Learning How to Learners!

The behind the scenes sizzle in MOOC-making

Barb’s article “Why Virtual Classes Can Be Better than Real Ones” has gotten a lot of interest by “MOOCers and shakers” in industry. Check it out if you want to learn some of the behind the scenes thinking that helped bring you Learning How to Learn.

Special MOOCs

As Barb travels the world, she makes a special point of doing everything she can to meet with deeply knowledgeable, yet fun-filled instructors who have a special passion and insight for making MOOCs. One such instructor is Dr. Jogesh K. Muppala at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Jogesh (who actually coined the “MOOCers and shakers” term we used above), is an instructor with the Full-Stack Web Development Specialization. If this is a subject of interest for you, check out Jogesh’s MOOC!

Nelson Dellis’s Kickstarter Campaign for a Children’s Book to Improve Memory

A few weeks ago, we mentioned four time US memory champion Nelson Dellis. He’s writing and illustrating a children’s picture book for kids ages 5-7 years old that teaches a simple, but powerful, memory technique. Nelson has started a Kickstarter page to fund his book’s printing and publication. Due in part to the powerful support of Learning How to Learners, Nelson’s fund has reached an incredible $11,000 US dollars–far beyond his initial goal of $3,500. His campaign is now winding down into the last few days. All additional monies will go towards printing extra copies of the book that Nelson will be sending out and donating to schools around the country–the more he prints, the more he donates. If you are interested in a copy, just pledge the $25 option and you’ll get a personally signed edition when the book comes out! There are other cool pledging options to help Nelson as well. (And yes, we ourselves purchased a copy ourselves to help support good-hearted Nelson’s wonderful work.)

A great book to help build your ability to focus

We highly recommend Dan Harris’s book 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story. If you find yourself having trouble with the “focus” aspect of learning, this book may give you some insights. Plus, it’s a highly entertaining read. 🙂

Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!

Barb, Terry, and the entire Learning How to Learn team

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