15 Steps to Cultivate Lifelong Learning1. Always have a book 9. Unlearn assumptions2. Keep a to-learn list 10. Find a better job3. Get better friends 11. Start a project4. Guide your thinking 12. Follow your intuition5. Put it into practice 13. The morning 156. Teach others 14. Reap the rewards7. Clean your input 15. Make it a priority8. Learn in groups http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/15-steps-to-cultivate-lifelong-learning.html
LIFELONG LEARNING ISSELF-DIRECTED LEARNINGWe’re not going to be teaching them forever
Personal Learning NetworkA personal learning network is an informallearning network that consists of the people alearner interacts with and derives knowledgefrom in a personal learning environment. In aPLN, a person makes a connection with anotherperson with the specific intent that some type oflearning will occur because of that connection.
RSS Feeds• Every RSS Feed has a URL• Every folder of RSS feeds you have in Google Reader also has a URL• It looks like this: http://www.google.com/reader/view/#stream /user%2F05084904569903170225%2Flabel%2 F%20Game%20Design
YouTube Channels & Playlists• A channel is a set of videos originated from one account• A playlist is a list of videos chosen by you• Each has a unique URL that can be added to your PLE• Like this: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCB11 4282ACDFE703
LinkedIn Groups• Linked In has recently become a great place to go for higher-level information sharing• There are groups on many topics• Here’s one one Board Game Design• http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1159637
Delicious Tags• Being smart about how you tag things in Delicious makes it possible to find subsets of the things that matter to you.• Choosing tags that make sense to others will also allow you to benefit from the things they find.• Here’s a URL based on a tag I use: http://www.delicious.com/bdodge/gamedesign
Book Searches• Do a search for a particular topic• Save the URL of the result page• Revisit it to see what’s new• Here’s my Amazon search for ‘game design’ http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_i_0?rh=k%3Agame+design%2Ci%3A stripbooks&keywords=game+design&ie=UTF8&qid=1351237322