Becoming Creative Super Learners at MMU!


Published on

Presentation slides for my 1/2 day workshop at the 'Empowering Digital Learning in the 21st Century' seminar at Multimedia University (MMU) on 2 September, 2014. More details:

Published in: Education
No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Becoming Creative Super Learners at MMU!

  1. Future Learning Methods? Learn While Sleeping! Massive Open Sleeping Courses! Super Delta Brain Wave Learning!
  2. Learning Uploads/Chips! Future Learning Methods? Learning Pills! Learning Implants, Uploads & Super Learning Neurons!
  3. Talk: UPLOADINGa University Degree within minutes…
  4. Creative Super Learners are… “Always exploring new ways to LEARN, DO, SHAREand COLLABORATEmore Efficiently(Speed), Effectively(Impact) and Creatively(Style).”
  7. Curt Bonk Source: 21stCentury is the LEARNING CENTURY!
  8. READY? Curt Bonk His website:
  9. Source: Juggling has been shown to increase both GREY and WHITE matter in the brain! Did You Know? Empowers us to: FOCUS BETTER THINK FASTER IMPROVED COORDINATION ENHANCED PERIPHERAL VISION AWAKEN THE KID IN US!
  10. How does our BRAIN LEARN? ATTENTION-We don't pay attention to boring things. WIRING-Every brain is wired differently. GENDER-Male and female brains are different. MEMORY -Repeat to remember. SENSORY INTEGRATION -Stimulate more of the senses. VISION-Vision trumps all other senses. STRESS-Stressed brains don't learn the same way. SLEEP-Sleep well, think well. EXERCISE-Exercise boosts brain power. EXPLORATION-We are powerful and natural explorers. Summary: Dr. John Medina
  11. Brain-Targeted Teaching: Brain Rules: Explore Brain-Designed Learning… Minute Rule…to Stimulate the Brain and Maximize the Students’ Potential. 10
  12. Research shows us that each learning style uses different parts of the brain. By involving more of the brain during learning, we remember more of what we learn. Learning Choices: Diagram adapted from: LEARNING STYLES Learning Styles
  14. The Learning retention percentages are fake: Students to Learn! Averageretention rate5% 10% 20% 30% 50% 75% LectureReadingAudiovisualDemonstrationDiscussion GroupPractice by DoingTEACHING OTHERS90%
  15. Blended *F2F: Face-to-Face Find the Right Blend! Online F2F Video: Clayton Christensen Institute (Source):
  16. Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction Gain Attention Inform Learning Outcomes Stimulate Recall of Prior Learning Present New Content Provide Guidance Provide Learning Activities Assess Learning Provide Feedback Enhance Retention and Transfer This will help you… Last class we learned how to… Allow me to demonstrate Now you try it… Try it like this… Let’s test your skills now Let’s do it “in the field” LEARNING FLOW? Source (adapted from slide 9):
  18. GamifyStudent Learning Experiences!
  20. 2FOCUS
  21. FOCUS! “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” –Steve Jobs "Focusing is about saying NO" Video: To Facebook Or NOTto
  22. Video: Super Brain Yoga (research report: Super Brain Yoga (SlideShare): Instructions:
  23. Image (4 persons): Alternate Nostril Breathing to Activate… Your Whole Brain! Article: 3-5 Minutes a Day!
  24. Five Categories of Brainwaves
  25. 2.Set a timer for 3minutes and start to read a book, article, etc. 3.When you experience a distraction: Make a note (tick). 4.Each time you’re distracted, read point 1silently to yourself. 5.Then start readingagain. 6.When the timer goes off, count the number of distractions. Once reached 0 distractions, increase the timer 5,7,9, etc. minutes. Albert Einstein's Distraction Index Drill A method to empower 99.9% FOCUS and CONCENTRATION! Detailed Instruction: 1. Write "l won't be distracted by that anymore.“ on a piece of paper. My Record? 42 Minutes
  26. Optimizing Your Mind & Body for Learning? 1.Define your targets! 2.Breath to relax! 3.Visualizethat you will succeed! 4.Choose brain stimulating places to study! 5.Use natural light whenever possible! 6.Take Power Naps to reenergize the brain! 7.Eat healthy and light to stay alert! 8.Mix with People that are hungry to learn! 9.You can learn anything! Yes, you can!
  27. 3READING
  28. Infographic: Superman reads (image):
  29. The Rate of Medical Knowledge is… “…doubling every three yearscurrently and projected to be doubling every 73 DAYS by 2020…”
  30. More Time For… Prayers Family Innovation Studies Play Sleep Fun Etc. Benefits of Speed Reading: If only I could SPEED READ!
  31. “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.” - Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
  32. Speed Reading Mission 1. How to intensify your focus? 3. How much do you understand? 2. How many words per minute (WPM)?4. How much do you remember? FOCUS 1 SPEED 2 COMPREHENSION 3 RECALL 4 ‘FOCUS’ has already been covered in Topic 2. 'RECALL' is explored in the 'MEMORY' Topic 4.
  33. Speed Reading Test Alternative 2 (No quiz): Please read at your NORMAL PACE.
  34. Download Speed Reading Test, which… You can print out to assess your reading speed on a hardcopy.
  35. Your Speed Reading Level? Speed-reading diagram: *WPM: Words Per Minute WPM Status < 120 Poor,slow 121 –180 Below average 181 –250 Average 251 –350 College Level 351 –450 Post-Graduate 451 –800 Superior 801 –1,500+ SpeedReader >1,500+ Genius
  36. Meaning Occipital Lobe Internal Speech 150 –250 WPMBad Reading Habits? Image (Reading speeds): 1.Failure to preview 2.Regression(Re-reading) 3.Poor vision span (word-by-word) 4.Vocalization and Internal Speech 5.Poor concentration
  37. “…When people read they spend about 80% of the time moving their eyes from word to word but only 20% processing meaning.” Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP)
  38. Let’s Practice Speed Reading! AccelaReader: Spreed: SPREED
  39. Recommended Speed Reading Tools? 8 More Speed Reading Tools: Acceleread: QuickReader:
  41. Focus on Speed First!1 Your comprehension level will improve as you PRACTICE! Focus on increasing your reading speedfirst. Don’t worry if your comprehension level becomes lower, as you speed read at this stage. The comprehension level will improve as you practice.
  42. Use a Guide!2 Pen Finger(s) Paper Regressionand the duration of fixations can be minimized by using a guide. Keep your eye fixation above the tip of the guide used (dot on a paper).The guide should be used to maintain or increase the reading speed.
  43. Minimize Regression!3 To improve reading speed you must resist regression. When you force yourself to NOTjump back, you will increasingly become more focused. Whatever important that you missed, or don’t understand early on is usually repeated again or understood later. So, don’t worry! Image (Reading speeds): Reducing regression tips:
  44. Increase Vision Span!4 Increase your vision span by processing more words in an eye fixation. Start with 2 words, and then increase as you practice (5 words, one line, one paragraph, etc.). Also, reduce the time for each fixation point as you practice (1 to 0.5 to 0.25 seconds). Image (Reading speeds):
  45. Smart Eye Movement!5 Start speed reading with 1 word in from the first and last word of each line, and end 1 word in from the last word. Then try 2,3, 4 words, etc. As your peripheral vision improves, you will accelerate your reading speed significantly by smartly reducing the time for eye movement.
  46. Stop/Reduce/Distract…6 Stop reading aloud and reduce internal speech, as it usually limits your reading speed to 150 – 250 WPM. You can distract your internal speech by repeating a particular phrase, word or number(s). Example: Saying ‘1,2,1,2’ while speed reading to distract the internal voice. Vocalization Internal Speech Meaning Occipital Lobe Internal Speech 150 –250 WPM X Bla, blabla, bla… Reading aloud Lipping Tongue Warbling Jawing Adam’s appling Diaphragming
  47. Photo Reading VIdeo: Speed Reading? Quick Overview:
  48. Anyone with average intelligence can learn to read at astounding speeds up to 2,000,000 WPM with increased comprehension. A 16 year old dyslexic boy Mentally photographed at 606,000WPM (in 1976). Mental Photography Quick Overview: Beyond Photo Reading? Demo: ZOXPro: *WPM -Words per minute. Richard Welch
  49. Quantum ReadingBeyond Mental Photography? Video: Website:
  51. How do you read…? 1 5 2 4 3 6 7
  52. SQ3R mind map: Comprehension?
  54. 4MEMORY
  55. Cartoon: SHORT-TERM MEMORY!
  56. “…Kim Peek could accurately RECALLthe contents of at least 12,000 BOOKS.” Short Video: Documentary: Kim Peek quote:
  57. He is known for his ability to draw from memory a landscape after seeing it just once. The Human Camera Stephen Wiltshire His website: Video:
  58. Adapted from:` Memory Processing Model FORGETTING Attention Encoding Retrieval REMEMBERING I N P U T Sensory Memory Short-Term Memory Long-Term Memory
  59. Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve Source:
  60. REPETITIONis the Mother of All Learning! -Old Russian Proverb
  61. Note Taking is a form of Repetition!
  62. Talk to Yourself or Teach Someone! Talk to yourself or teach someone else what you have just learned (read). “Teaching is LEARNING TWICE.” - Joseph Joubert
  63. Mind Maps Mind Map Guidelines: Mind Maps in Medicine: Mind maps help you comprehend, see the big picture, create new ideas, and build connections. iMindMap: Mind Mapping Tools: MindMeister:
  64. The Method of Loci (Memory Palace) is a method of memorizing information by placing each item to be remembered at a point along an imaginary journey. The information can then be recalled in a specific order by retracing the same route through the imaginary journey. Memory Palace: Method of Loci: PALACE
  65. Mnemonics Med Mnemonics SODA: Medical Mnemonics: Mnemonics are learning memory techniques that help learners recall larger pieces of information, especially in the form of lists like characteristics, steps, stages, parts, phases, etc.
  66. World speed record for memorizing a deck of cards? Video (Showing how he did it for his older record: 21.90): Simon Reinhard(Germany) 21.19 seconds How to memorize a deck of cards (House image): Deck of cards memory record:
  67. Peg Systems Source: A Peg system (Mnemonic) is a technique for memorizing lists, or information that must be recalled in a particular order. They work by associating information you already know well with the new facts you want to remember. A "peg" is just a mental hook on which you hang the information. This hook acts as a reminder to help you mentally retrieve information. NUMBER-RHYME NUMBER-SHAPE ALPHABET 1. One-Sun 2. Two-Shoe 3. Three-Tree 4. Four-Door 5. Five-Hive 6. Six-Sticks 7. Seven-Heaven 8. Eight-Gate 9. Nine-Wine 10. Ten-Hen 11. Etc. A - Hay B - Bee C - See D - Deed E - Eve F - Effort G - Jeep H - Age I - Eye J – Jay K - Etc.
  68. Primacy & RecencyEffect Diagram source: When asked to recall a list of items in any order (free recall), people tend to begin recall with the end of the list, recalling those items best (the recencyeffect). Among earlier list items, the first few items are recalled more frequently than the middle items (the primacy effect).
  69. Study Smart! Source: Brooke Thio The Learning Power of Spaced Repetition!
  70. Memorize on an Empty Stomach… Source: *Yale University study (2006) “…We are more alert and keyed up to both remember and recall more readily when stressed by hunger.” -Stephen Bloom Wise to revise for and sit exams on an empty stomach as hunger can help with the creation and retrieval of memories.
  71. “Study without DESIREspoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” —Leonardo da Vinci
  73. “Education without application is just entertainment.” —Tim Sanders
  74. CURATING? How do you FINDwhat you are looking for online? Curatingrefers to the process of COLLECTING, ORGANIZINGand SHARINGresources relevant to a particular topic or area of interest.
  75. Other Tools?
  76. Connect, Network & Discover Using… Article:
  77. Use Social/Intelligent CurationTools… To Pull, Discover, Filter, Organize& Share!
  78. To Collect, Organize, Cite, and Share your Research Sources! Social Citations/Referencing Tools... Zotero: Citeulike: Mendeley: RefWorks: End Note: OneNote: Evernote:
  81. Abbott and Costello 13 X 7 is 28: x 7 = 28 Agree?
  82. Is This You? OPEN MINDEDabout other people’s views? HONESTto yourself (or others) when you are wrong? COURAGEand PASSIONto take initiative and confront challenges? AWAREof your own biases and preconceptions? WELCOME CRITICISMfrom other people? INDEPENDENTopinions and not afraid to disagree?
  83. Thinking Tools empower us to use our minds more systematically and effectively to generate new ideas, solve problems, make decisions and be more innovative. Hexagon Modelling Fishbone Diagram Five Wsand H Disney Creativity Strategy F-R-E-E-Writing Gap Analysis Six Thinking Hats Snowball Technique SuperHeroes Systematic Inventive Thinking Think Tank Why WhyWhy SWOT Analysis TRIZ Visual Brainstorming Lateral Thinking NLP Delphi Force-Field Analysis Blue Ocean Strategy
  84. 2Examples Please…GAGA?
  85. "If you can dream it, you can do it." -Walt Disney
  86. THE DREAMER What are you trying to make or achieve? What excites and inspires you about it? If you could wave a magic wand and do anything you like – what would you create? How would it look? What could you do with it? How would that make you feel? THE REALIST What resources do you need to make this happen – people, money, materials and technology? What’s your plan? What obstacles will you face? How will you get round them? THE CRITIC At critical stages of the project, step back from your work and ask yourself: How does this look? What about the big picture? And the fine detail? How do I feel when I examine it? How would it look to a customer? A user? A member of the audience? The client? An expert in this field? Is this the best I/we can do? What would make it better? Disney's Creative Thinking Strategy Article: Diagram:
  87. Edward de Bono “The six thinking hats is a method for doing one sort of thinking at a time.”
  88. CreativePositiveObjectiveFeelingsNegativeProcess
  89. Benefits of Using6 Thinking Hats Role-playing (Put the hat on, take the hat off, switch hats, and signal your thinking) Encourage creative, parallel and lateral thinking Improve communication Speed up decision making Avoid debate Detaching the Ego Occasional Use (Single Hat) Sequence Use
  90. White Hat -ObjectiveFacts, Figures, Data and Information Questions: What information do we have here? What information is missing? What information would we like to have? How are we going to get the information?
  91. Red Hat –FeelingsFeelings, Intuition, Emotions and Hunches No need to justify the feelings. How do I feel about this right now? Examples: My gut-feeling is that this will not work. I don't like the way this is being done. This proposal is terrible. My intuition tells me that prices will fall soon.
  92. Black Hat -Negative Caution, Difficulty, Judgment and Assessment Questions: Is this true? Will it work? What are the weaknesses? What is wrong with it? Critical Thinking Hat!
  93. Yellow Hat -PositiveBenefits, Feasibility and Optimism Questions: Why is this worth doing? What are the benefits? Why can it be done? Why will it work?
  94. Green Hat -CreativeCreative Ideas, Alternatives, Suggestions, and Proposals Questions: Are there any additional alternatives? Could we do this in a different way? Could there be another explanation? What are some possible solutions and courses of action? Creative Thinking Hat!
  95. Blue Hat -ProcessSums up what is learned. Organization of thinking. Thinking about the thinking process (Reflection). Examples: Set the agenda. Suggest the next steps. Ask for other hats. Ask for summaries, conclusions, and decisions. Meta-Cognition Hat!
  96. Sequence Use –Seeking an Idea White Gather available information. Green Explore and generate alternatives. Yellow Assess the benefits and feasibility of each alternative. Black Assess the weaknesses of each alternative. Green Further develop the most promising alternatives and make a choice. Blue Summarize and assess what has been achieved so far. Black Make the final judgment on the chosen alternative. Red Find out the feelings on the outcome.
  97. Sequence Use –Reacting to a Presented Idea Red Find out the existing feelings about the idea. Yellow Find out the benefits in the idea. Black Point out the weaknesses, problems and dangers in the idea. Green See if the idea can be modified to strengthen the yellow- hat benefits and to overcome the black-hat problems. White See if available information can help in modifying the idea to make it more acceptable. Green Develop the final suggestion. Black Judge the final suggestion. Red Find out the feeling on the outcome.
  98. Sequence Use –Short Sequences Yellow/Black/Red: Quick assessment (idea) White/Green: Generate ideas Black/Green: Improve an existing idea Blue/Green: Summarize & suggest alternatives Blue/Yellow: Any benefits? (e.g. the idea) Etc… “...Be open-minded and creative about the sequence use, too!”
  100. “LIVEas if you were to die tomorrow. LEARNas if you were to live forever.” -Mahatma Gandhi
  101. Start Rewiring Your Brain NOW! Explore how the BRAINlearns. Optimize your MINDand senses for super learning. Learn how to speed READwith comprehension and retention. Apply various remembering techniques to awaken and empower your super MEMORY. Use social CURATIONtools to make sense of information overload. Use tools to empower critical, creative and innovative THINKING. DESIGNlearning experiences that are contextual, engaging, relevant and fun.
  102. “Our brains can be rewired to become ‘Creative Super Learners’ at any age.” -Zaid Ali Alsagoff
  103. Have a ZaidLearn! Finally, You Might Want To…
  104. Zaid Ali AlsagoffE-Learning Manager Blog: Slides: Twitter: IMU: DID:+603-27317327 Ext.:3115