Cheery Friday Greetings from Learning How to Learn! Sep 23, 2016

10th January 2017

Cheery Friday greetings to our Learning How to Learners!

Help with Barb’s new book: Mindshift

Barb’s new book Mindshift is a companion to Learning How to Learn. (Mindshift is one of Penguin-Random House’s lead titles for spring—pre-orders warmly appreciated!) The book romps around the world exploring how people broaden their passions and fall in love with new ways of learning and thinking. Oh yes, and Barb explains the story of how Learning How to Learn was made. Barb would like to request your help—Mindshift features a listing of MOOC providers from the US and many other countries. If you might comment on this list in the discussion forum here, and suggest any additions, enhancements, improvements, or corrections, it would be much appreciated.

MOOC of the Week

We’ve heard great things about the MOOC Data Analysis and Statistical Inference, by Mine Çetinkaya-Runde from Duke University-Coursera. It’s not only a great MOOC if you want to learn statistics, but apparently it’s also a wonderful example of how a great MOOC is made. (And speaking of how to make watchable MOOCs, here’s a reference to our own paper “Creating a Sticky MOOC,” which appeared in the Online Learning Journal.)

A Very Nice Learning How to Learn Infographic

Adi Rajan has created a lovely Learning how to learn infographic of key ideas from the course—use it to enjoy, and spread those ideas to others. (Hat tip, Marta Pulley.)

Reminders about How We Learn Well

In her article The Psychology of Social Media: Can We Leverage It For Learning?, Saga Briggs explains why social media is so addictive and how teachers (or students!) might apply the same principles to learning-. Don’t miss the 10 points at the end of the article! (Hat tip, Linda Walker)

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

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

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