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This week is a special issue of our newsletter dedicated to learning, more precisely covering learning how to learn tips and the latest trends.
You will discover 5 key takeaways from 5 selected resources + 5 links to 5 more resources worth reading about learning.
#1 Why you shouldn’t always ‘Google it’
Full article here
published by Alistair Cox on November 2nd 2020 on LinkedIn.
Research shows that asking « why » more often leads to success.
Curiosity is key for becoming better at work > adaptability, crisis management, our brain is a muscle.
Being curious leads to intentional learning. Try doing things you don’t know how to do.
This process will help you 👉 Write down what you want to learn about > put a deadline > let people know.
#2 Elon Musk’s 2 rules
Elon Musk’s 2 rules for learning anything faster (full article here)
published by Jake Daghe on September 2nd 2020 on Entrepreneur’s Handbook (a newsletter published on Medium).
Learn the ‘trunk’ core knowledge before the details,
You learn what you can connect (Do not grasp knowledge at random).
#3 Warren Buffett’s 5-hour rule
If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible (full article here)
published by Michael Simmons on October 12th 2017 on Accelerated Intelligence (a newsletter published on Medium).
Warren Buffet spends more than 80% of his time reading and thinking.
Paul Tudor Jones claims that your intellectual capital is more important than your financial capital.
Knowledge is becoming increasingly valuable in a world that changes faster. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler
#4 The importance of curation by the CEO of Teachable
Ankur Nagpal, founder & CEO of Teachable, on empowering everyone to build the internet (full podcast notes here)
published on October 5th 2020 by Means of Creation (a newsletter and podcast focusing on the Creator Economy).
It is still difficult to discover good courses by oneself; we discover good courses mostly with social recommendations.
People do not look for a series of blog posts or podcasts. They want a selection of the best episodes.
Be cognizant of the way and cycle people are learning and forgetting.
#5 The new paradigm of 21st-century learning
Guy Levi: The new paradigm of 21st-century learning (full article here)
published by Patrick Cootes on July 13th 2020 a newsletter on Medium.
Learn in small portions of bite-sized chunks.
Mobile learning is the right device to practice daily learning.
Your learning must be action-oriented. It should interplay with your emotions so that learning is effective. Learning really happens when learners are active and building their own knowledge. Your learning should take the form of shareable pieces, should foster reflection, and ask for feedback.
And more links to 5 more resources about learning:
Link to 👉 Am I the Only One Struggling With Online Instruction? (Teaching Channel Sept.22nd, 2020)
Uncertainty of navigating through too many apps and learning management systems (LMS) > Meet for the social-emotional learning needs of students > monitor feedback.
Good teaching > student-centered thinking, attention to relationship building.
Link to 👉 The 1% that shape Internet culture (Benjamin George’s newsletter Dec.29th, 2020)
1 single person (Mr. Pruitt) is writing or editing 1/3 of the English version of Wikipedia (out of his free time for 13 years)
Asymmetrical power between the individual and collective effort « The individual does not change or make a noticeable impact on the collective. The collective does make a noticeable change and impact on the individual. »
« Being hyper online favors certain personality traits and characteristics. Yet these traits end up becoming the norm in Internet culture. » Is this 1% population suffering from autism or autistic traits?
Link to 👉 Looking For Syllabus... (Union Square Venture blog Nov.19th, 2018)
Google search is good for finding facts rapidly but NOT for building your learning journey.
For self-learning, we need more of a coach than an encyclopedia.
Good to have a quiz to check if a syllabus (sum of content) is well suited for a specific learner. Look for a free syllabus or content and then pay for taking a class or getting matched with a coach or taking a week-long intensive class.
Link to 👉 In Online Ed, Content Is No Longer King—Cohorts Are (A16z’blog called Future June 15th, 2021) Curated by Mehdi Cornilliet
On many MOOC platforms, the dominant learning modality is passive content consumption; there’s no interaction or real community, and there’s no time constraint. All this amounts to a tiny percentage of learners who actually follow through.
Cohort-based courses are bi-directional, as opposed to one-way, meaning there’s an exchange of knowledge between the instructor and students, as well as students with fellow students. It’s a dialogue, not a static lecture. This exchange also forces the instructor to be more accountable. As I’ve previously written, when you have nowhere to hide, you’re forced to show up to do the work. Cohort-based courses incentivize instructors to make their material more actionable for students.
There’s an elephant in the room, though: Why pay $750 to $5,000 for a cohort-based course when you can take a MOOC for $10 to 50? Cohort-based courses self-select for learners who are willing to (and can) pay a premium for the perceived quality of content and follow-through. Most learners likely need the accountability and urgency that comes from the time constraints of a live course (with a clear beginning and end date), and from learning with a peer group.
Link to 👉 Why do successful people spend 10 hours a week on ‘compound time’ (CNBC Make It Oct.10th, 2017)
Invest in activities with a longer payoff and work less time on urgent things.
Compound time: reading and thinking and keep a journal (ie. make takeaways in Clind) may change your life.
Develop a habit around « writing to learn », sleep well or nap, read, walk, discuss with peers will help you learn even better.
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