The Power of Life Long Learning

Learning is, as educational philosopher Maxin Green argues, the hope that lights up the other end of the tunnel. Through learning, we get to discover and better understand our inner worlds as well as the world around us. As a life-long journey, learning is an eternal endeavour, a passion that lives with us from cradle to grave.

Source: 3 Must Watch TED Talks on The Power of Life Long Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
lifelong learning graphicClick the link above to view the three short TED Talks:

  1. The life-long learner by Ben Dunlap
  2. Essentials for Lifelong Learning Danny Stillion
  3. Smash Fear, learn anything by Tim Ferriss

 

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Happy Graduation Day!

From the Faculty Learning Corner

While we’re all thinking about graduation today, we thought you might enjoy a few funny graduation speeches (I enjoyed Stephen Colbert and Neil DeGrasse Tyson in particular!).

10 Hilarious Graduation Speeches That Won’t Put You to Sleep

And for those of you in a more serious mood, NPR has picked out 300 addresses going back to 1774! You can search by name, school, date or theme and listen to some awesome commencement speeches.

The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

Congratulations to all graduates!

Graduation

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Study Effectively in College

Dr. Stephen Chew, professor of psychology at Samford University presents a 5 part videos series on how to study effectively in college. Watch the first video below and follow the links to view the others.

If you use ineffective or inefficient strategies you can study long and hard and still fail, but if you use effective learning strategies you can get the most learning out of your study time.

 

Beliefs That Make You Fail… Or Succeed
In part 1 of 5, Dr. Chew discusses beliefs that sabotage your learning and introduces the concept of metacognition – “a student’s awareness of their level of understanding a topic.”

What Students Should Know About How People Learn
Part 2 discusses shallow processing versus depth of processing. Reading or memorizing without comprehension uses shallow processing, making learning difficult. When you think about meaningful connections while studying you learn whether you intend to or not, this is depth of processing.

Cognitive Principles for Optimizing Learning
In the 3rd video, Dr. Chew explains the basic principles of how people learn and how you can apply the principles to improve your study effectiveness.

Putting Principles for Learning into Practice
In part 4, study strategies based on the learning principles discussed in the series are described. Dr. Chew covers strategies for achieving deep processing, note taking, and group study.

I Blew the Exam, Now What?
In the final video of the series, setbacks are discussed and how you can improve the situation and avoid making it worse.

Build Your Resume in College

Early this week we posted two posters on good and bad resumes. Today we’re showing you an infographic on 12 Ways to Build Your Resume in College by Boundless. You may think tips 1-5 apply to on campus college students but eLearning students can apply these tips too. With the growth and popularity of online classes, campuses throughout the country are finding new ways to include their eLearning students in student government activities and creating online communities.

12 College Experiences Your Resume Needs [Infographic]

Is Online Learning Right For Me?

onlineLearningYour success matters to us! And we know that the more you know, the more successful you’ll be.

The first component of our online orientation series will help you better understand online learning and decide if it’s right for you. It will help you understand:

  • the technology skills you need
  • the technical requirements for your computer
  • the personal skills you need
  • how to access resources to help you build those skills.

Once you know what it takes, you are on your way to success! Click on the image to view the tutorial!