Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

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Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

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  • Sept. 25, 2017

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with yo...
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects. Using these approaches, no matter what your skill levels in topics you would like to master, you can change your thinking and change your life. If you’re already an expert, this peep under the mental hood will give you ideas for: turbocharging successful learning, including counter-intuitive test-taking tips and insights that will help you make the best use of your time on homework and problem sets. If you’re struggling, you’ll see a structured treasure trove of pra... This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects. Using these approaches, no matter what your skill levels in topics you would like to master, you can change your thinking and change your life. If you’re already an expert, this peep under the mental hood will give you ideas for: turbocharging successful learning, including counter-intuitive test-taking tips and insights that will help you make the best use of your time on homework and problem sets. If you’re struggling, you’ll see a structured treasure trove of practical techniques that walk you through what you need to do to get on track. If you’ve ever wanted to become better at anything, this course will help serve as your guide. This course can be taken independent of, concurrent with, or prior to, its companion course, Mindshift. (Learning How to Learn is more learning focused, and Mindshift is more career focused.) To join the fully translated Portuguese version of the course, visit: https://www.coursera.org/learn/aprender To join the fully translated Spanish version of the course, visit: https://www.coursera.org/learn/aprendiendo-a-aprender To join the fully translated Chinese version of the course, visit: https://www.coursera.org/learn/ruhe-xuexi
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10/10 starsCompleted
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10 months, 4 weeks ago
This Course is just amazing. I decided to take it because I was involved in a project, which required that I learn multiple new things in a short amount of time. By following the numerous advices, I did not only succeed on completing my project, but it also made me learn a lot about myself in the process.
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1 week, 3 days ago
This course is so great. Props to all of the instructors! I learned more about learning than I learned about learning during my K-12 years! I will introduce others to this course when they want some starter knowledge on how to learn any difficult topic(s)
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6 months, 3 weeks ago
This is the awesome course for every student who wanted to know that how our learing process work and how we can effectively use our body and mind (brain) for incredible learning .
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1 year, 1 month ago
Really helpful course, changed lot of my views of learning. I used to consider myself as an effective learning, after taking this course, I realized there are so much things I can improve. This is a meta class for every learners. But just understanding is not enough, I need to apply what I learned in this course into my daily learning, and form new habits.
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1 year, 1 month ago
So much has already been said about this truly magnificent course that I don't think I can add anything substantial. If only most of us had access to this material and guidance during our formative years in education. However, it is never too late to unlearn bad study habits; though don't expect it to be easy - especially if you have been doing it for years. I shall certainly purchase a certificate as a token of my appreciation to everyone involved in putting the course together. A tour de force!
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1 year, 8 months ago
This is a great course. Barbara Oakley is a dynamic lecturer. She offers interesting tips and advice about how to conquer learning information. I simply worked though the course information on my own. I was so impressed that I bought Barabara's book "A Mind for Numbers". For anyone struggling to learn a difficult subject this is a must take course. It give you the courage to take courses that maybe difficult for you and learn the information and skills need to pass the course.
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1 year, 9 months ago
Very well made course. The course contains videos, animations, reading suggestions, quizzes during videos (very effective), assignment quizzes, peer-graded homework and video-interviews. It's entertaining and informative. The instructors enthusiasm is contagious. When I took the course in early 2015, the forum was very lively which created a great learning experience. Highly recommend it to everyone.
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1 year, 5 months ago
Taking into account, that most of the people doesn't know the basics of the teaching and learning process, I can say, that this course may be very useful for you. But in the same time my evaluation mark to this course is relatively how, as the perception of the professional in the sphere. Barbara Oakley is pretty owful, as lecturer: she has a very low voice (which is just a killing feature for on-line learning, which you simply may NOT HEAR, what she says sometimes), monotone manner of speech, and - most unpleasant - not a professional in the area she's teaching in this course. Most of the material is actually true: you should mix focused and diffuse mode, use analogies and chuck the information for better understanding, and recall, as well as test yourself for better memorizing. But it's a very few inputs of the big ocean of basic foundations and practical tools for better studying, starting from clear goal-setting, persistence deve... Taking into account, that most of the people doesn't know the basics of the teaching and learning process, I can say, that this course may be very useful for you. But in the same time my evaluation mark to this course is relatively how, as the perception of the professional in the sphere. Barbara Oakley is pretty owful, as lecturer: she has a very low voice (which is just a killing feature for on-line learning, which you simply may NOT HEAR, what she says sometimes), monotone manner of speech, and - most unpleasant - not a professional in the area she's teaching in this course. Most of the material is actually true: you should mix focused and diffuse mode, use analogies and chuck the information for better understanding, and recall, as well as test yourself for better memorizing. But it's a very few inputs of the big ocean of basic foundations and practical tools for better studying, starting from clear goal-setting, persistence development, using mistakes and external advises, multi-modal information, personalizing material, etc., etc., etc. My final opinion: nice try, but far below really professional level.
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