Exciting news—impending launch of the Mindshift book & MOOC!
17th March 2017
Cheery Friday greetings to our Learning How to Learners!
Book of the Month
We have VERY exciting news for you this week! Barb’s next book is at a major milestone—one month from publication! The buzz is already building!
Barb’s book is Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential, from Penguin-Random House—it’s a lead title for their Spring lineup, and is already earning great reviews! Here’s a bit about the book:
Mindshift is designed to help boost your career and life in today’s fast-paced learning environment. Whatever your age or stage, Mindshift teaches you essentials such as how to get the most out of online learning and MOOCs, how to seek out and work with mentors, the secrets to avoiding career ruts (and catastrophes) and general ruts in life, and insights such as the value of a “talent stack,” and of “selective ignorance.”
Barb’s last book, A Mind for Numbers, (the basis for Learning How to Learn!) became a New York Times science best-seller and is available in over a dozen languages. That’s understandable, because it’s one of the very best books around to give to colleagues, parents, and students who want to learn more easily and with less frustration. All signs are soaring as well for Mindshift, which is like Learning How to Learn on a booster rocket!
MOOC of the Month
And speaking of booster rockets, we have a double surprise for you this week. Yes, there is a Mindshift MOOC, and it’s just opened for pre-registration in the past 24 hours. The course is taught by Barb and Terry, just as with Learning How to Learn! The course launches April 10th. If you liked Learning How to Learn, you’ll LOVE Mindshift! Here’s a little bit from the course description:
This course is designed to show you how to look at what you’re learning, and your place in what’s unfolding in the society around you, so you can be what you want to be, given the real world constraints that life puts on us all. You’ll see that by using certain mental tools and insights, you can learn and do more—far more—than you might have ever dreamed.
For the Mindshift MOOC, Barb and Terry have partnered with one of the most visionary MOOC-making institutions around—McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. McMaster has an extraordinary video production team—you’ll see that Mindshift is like no other MOOC. McMaster, incidentally, is also one of the world’s leading universities—you should definitely consider it if you or someone you know is looking for an international experience.
We’re a little busy this week getting ready for the double book-MOOC launch—we’ll be back next week with a more usual “Cheery Friday” email!
That’s all for this week. Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!
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