10 Ways to Be a Better Learner - IMU Webinar

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10 Ways to Be a Better Learner - IMU Webinar

  1. 1. 10  Ways  to  Be  a  Be,er  Learner  Essen1al  1ps  for  thriving  in  the  global  learning  economy  
  2. 2. Session  content:   •  Brief  background/context   •  Overview  and  discussion  of  10  ways   •  Thoughts  on  moving  forward   •  Notes  on  publishing  
  3. 3. Spotlight   on   You!  
  4. 4. Who’s  talking?    Educator    Writer  /  Blogger    Consultant    Entrepreneur    Volunteer    Musician    Lifelong  learner    Introvert    Father    Strongly  Disagree  
  5. 5. We  are  not  yet  well  prepared…   …for  the  learning  economy.  
  6. 6. How  I  define  learning:   Learning  is  the  lifelong  process  of  transforming   informa1on  and  experience  into  knowledge,   skills,  behaviors,  and  aVtudes.  
  7. 7. The  10  Ways  1.  Adopt  the  Right  Mindset  2.  Cul1vate  Your  Network  3.  Ask  Ques1ons    10  Ways,  not        4.  Be  an  Ac1ve  Note  Taker   THE  10  Ways  5.  Set  and  Manage  Goals    Focus  on  learner  6.  Prac1ce,  Deliberately    Focus  on  act  7.  Be  Accountable  8.  Use  Technology  Be,er   more  than  9.  Mind  Your  Body   outcome  10.  Embrace  Responsibility  
  8. 8. 1.  Adopt  the  Right  Mindset  •  Belief  •  Consciousness  •  Competence  •  Recep1vity    
  9. 9. 2.  Cul1vate  Your  Network   •  Content   •  Integrity   •  Diversity    
  10. 10. •  Reliability  3.  Ask  Ques1ons   •  Significance  •  text   •  Comprehension   •  Ac1on    
  11. 11. 4.  Be  an  Ac1ve  Note  Taker   •  text  •  Organize  •  Review  •  Rework  •  Reflect  •  Connect  
  12. 12. 5.  Set  and  Manage  Goals  •  text   •  Rigor   •  Specificity   •  Commitment   •  Process  
  13. 13. 6.  Prac1ce,  Deliberately   •  Stretching   •  Repe11on   •  Feedback   •  Reflec1on    
  14. 14. 7.  Be  Accountable   •  Check   Sources   •  Test  Yourself   •  Teach  It  
  15. 15. 8.  Use  Technology  Be,er   •  Assessment   •  Access   •  Diversity   •  Ac1on   •  Order  
  16. 16. 8.  Use  Technology  Be,er  •  Assessment   Have  I  found  tools  that  help  •  Access   me  test  the  knowledge  I   possess  in  a  par1cular  area?  •  Diversity   Have  I  iden1fied  •  Ac1on   informa1on  sources,  •  Order   conversa1ons,  and  curators   that  help  me  assess  ways  in   which  I  might  want  to  build   my  knowledge  or  skills?  
  17. 17. 8.  Use  Technology  Be,er  •  Assessment   When  is  the  last  1me  I  went  •  Access   on  a  “learnabout”  (a   coinage  based  on  the  term  •  Diversity   “walkabout”)  to  find   interes1ng  new  resources  to  •  Ac1on   support  my  learning  goals?  •  Order   What  are  the  types  of   technology-­‐driven  learning   experiences  I  have  found   helpful,  and  why?  Where   can  I  find  more  of  a  similar   nature?  
  18. 18. 8.  Use  Technology  Be,er  •  Assessment   Am  I  consciously  using  •  Access   technology  to  seek  a   diversity  of  learning  •  Diversity   experiences?  •  Ac1on   Do  I  repeat  the  same  old   things  again  and  again,  or  •  Order   do  I  challenge  myself  to  find   ideas  and  perspec1ves  I   haven’t  previously   considered?  
  19. 19. 8.  Use  Technology  Be,er  •  Assessment  •  Access   Am  I  using  technology  not  just  as   tool  for  passive  consump1on,  but  •  Diversity   also  as  a  way  to  ac1vely  engage   in  learning  ac1vi1es,  such  as  •  Ac1on   taking  notes,  wri1ng  a  blog,   playing  learning  games,  etc.?  •  Order   What  new  approaches  –  e.g.,   crea1ng  a  podcast,  producing  a   short  video,  star1ng  a  Tumblr   feed  –  might  align  well  with  my   current  learning  goals?  
  20. 20. 8.  Use  Technology  Be,er  •  Assessment   Am  I  using  technology  tools  •  Access   effec1vely  to  help  me  make   sense  of  the  chao1c  flow  of  •  Diversity   new  informa1on  and   experiences?  •  Ac1on  •  Order   Have  I  explored  the  full   capabili1es  of  the  tools  I’m   using  so  that  I  can  get  the   most  out  of  them?  
  21. 21. 9.  Mind  Your  Body   •  Diet   •  Exercise   •  Sleep  
  22. 22. 10.  Embrace  Responsibility  •  Contribu1on  •  Mo1va1on  •  Consequences  
  23. 23. Moving  forward   They  know  enough  who  know  how  to  learn     –  Henry  Adams  
  24. 24. Addi1onal  ques1ons  or  comments?  1.  Adopt  the  Right  Mindset  2.  Cul1vate  Your  Network  3.  Ask  Ques1ons  4.  Be  an  Ac1ve  Note  Taker  5.  Set  and  Manage  Goals  6.  Prac1ce,  Deliberately  7.  Be  Accountable  8.  Use  Technology  Be,er  9.  Mind  Your  Body  10.  Embrace  Responsibility  
  25. 25. Contact  •  Jeff  Cobb   e:  jcobb@missiontolearn.com   t:  missiontolearn   Corwin  2011   p:  +1.919.201.7460   b:  www.be,erlearner.net     w:  www.tagoras.com         AMACOM  2013  

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