Learning to Learn Resources
I recently ran across a review of a very successful MOOC that Engineering Professor Barbara Oakley created on Coursera called Learning to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects. I have the course linked in my engineering LibGuides, but Bill Ferster from eLearning Industry wrote an interesting review of this MOOC. He was looking at the course from the perspective of why it was so successful and how to create good MOOCs. His August 30th article, Learning How to Learn: Anatomy of a A Good MOOC, is also worth perusing.
Along the same lines, I also promote Dr. Richard Hamming’s YouTube video series Learning to Learn. He taught students at the Naval Postgraduate School in California in the late 90’s. The one that I particularly highlight to my students is Learning to Learn Mathematics.
I recently ran across a great round-up of productivity podcasts compiled by Ruth, over at the Delightful Planner. One note: Her link to the archive of Time Hackers podcasts has since moved and I have the correct link: Time Hackers podcast (none since 2016).
Jane Hart’s Top Productivity Tools for Learning
Have you taken a look at Jane Hart’s 2017 list of Top Tools for Learning? Her list is always a treasure trove of the most popular tools for productivity and learning. This was the 11th year for her survey and she received input from over 52 countries world-wide. YouTube and Google Search maintained their top 2 rankings this year, but there are 52 tools making their debut this year.
Reminder: November will be NaNoWriMo Month
And finally, a reminder that NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is fast approaching. Many people use this event as an opportunity to commit to and achieve many personal writing goals, not just novels, though the official program still focuses on novels. Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of NaNoWriMo and he recently sat down with the folks at Evernote (an official sponsor of the event) to discuss writing and productivity in this podcast. I hope his message inspires some of our readers to take the plunge and join the NaNoWriMo movement next month.
Learn OneNote Conference 2017: November 7-13, 2017
The Learn OneNote Conference 2017 is a totally online conference which requires only registration (free). The pre-recorded videos from OneNote experts can be watched at any time during this one week window. All video content will be removed 48 hours after the conference end on November 13th. You will be offered an option to purchase a Lifetime Access pass to watch the sessions later, but that is not required. The first half of the conference will focus on business users and the second half on education users.