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Learning to Learn

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Organizations today are in constant flux. Industries are consolidating, new business models are emerging, new technologies are being developed, and consumer behaviors are evolving. For executives, the ever-increasing pace of change can be especially demanding. It forces them to understand and quickly respond to big shifts in the way companies operate and how work must get done. 

In the words of Arie de Geus, a business theorist, “The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.”


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What an awesome post! It contains some very useful strategies to boost key-attributes for lifelong learning (aspiration, self-awareness, curiosity and vulnerability). 

 

 

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The ability to learn faster than your competitors is the only sustainable competitive advantage.

 

 

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 1, 12:42 PM

The ability to learn faster than your competitors is the only sustainable competitive advantage.

 

 

the ladder's curator insight, March 8, 12:21 AM

The ability to learn faster than your competitors is the only sustainable competitive advantage.

 

 

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Free Online Courses - FutureLearn

Free Online Courses - FutureLearn | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
Join 3,263,298 people learning together at FutureLearn. Enjoy free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations. Start learning now.
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And another site that offers many free online courses. Have fun learning!
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The Four Keys to Bold HR: Lessons for the Year Ahead

The Four Keys to Bold HR: Lessons for the Year Ahead | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
The Bersin by Deloitte Analyst Blog
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"While HR professionals certainly don't run the business, we are often the ones with the information and insights business leaders need to dramatically improve performance. If we can't boldly and confidently deliver our message, we won't be heard."

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Make it Stop

Make it Stop | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
There are two things that have to happen in order for us to stop repeating the mistakes of LAUSD. First, we have to understand that technology changes the way we learn.
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I agree very much with this article. I know it seems like a weak argument from a research point of view, but when I see studies that say that using technology in the classroom doesn't help kids do better in school, I seriously start to doubt  what was measured. What is 'better' ? What do we want them to be able to do?
And I really wonder how the technology was applied in the classroom. Maybe the teachers used it in the wrong way or for the wrong things.
 

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Love of learning is the key to success in the jobless future

Love of learning is the key to success in the jobless future | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
Today's students should be ready to learn and change jobs constantly.
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Oh, loved reading this article! "..the key is for children to understand that education is a lifelong endeavor and to be ready constantly reinvent themselves."

Sure there are many assumptions in this article and we really can't know which ones will be true, but I think by having a mindset of continuous learning and improvement, people will be able to face any challenge.  

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"..the key is for children (not just children) to understand that education is a lifelong endeavor and to be ready constantly reinvent themselves."

 Having a mindset of continuous learning and improvement, people will be able to face any challenge.  

Stephen Dale's curator insight, July 31, 2015 7:07 AM

There are many assumptions in this article and we really can't know which ones will be true, but I think by having a mindset of continuous learning and improvement, people will be able to face any challenge.  

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3 Good Android Apps for Organizing Reference Lists and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Good Android Apps for Organizing Reference Lists and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | ICT | eSkills | LEARNing To LEARN

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | ICT | eSkills | LEARNing To LEARN | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
Psychology offers several explanations. For instance, we know that the brain responds better to spaced practice than it does to cramming (at least in the long term), forced recall instead of review (quizzing yourself rather than re-reading material), and associative rather than isolated memorization (e.g. mneumonics).


We also know that people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners.


The good news is, these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice. Why some of us master them earlier than others is another topic, one that may have something to do with parenting, environment, and even genetics. But the point is, we’re all capable. The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run.

 

What Do Skilled Learners Do Differently?

1. Skilled learners think about their own learning.

2. Skilled learners ask more questions.

3. Skilled learners are process-oriented.

4. Skilled learners can often find their own way, without guidance.

5. Skilled learners always keep the big picture in mind.

6. Skilled learners frequently try new things.

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25. Skilled learners gather information from a variety of sources.

 


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A great list to check how skilled you are or the people in your organization and what skills still need to be developed.
"The good news is, these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice." 

The good news is, these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 13, 2015 7:13 AM
Psychology offers several explanations. For instance, we know that the brain responds better to spaced practice than it does to cramming (at least in the long term), forced recall instead of review (quizzing yourself rather than re-reading material), and associative rather than isolated memorization (e.g. mneumonics).


We also know that people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners.


The good news is, these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice. Why some of us master them earlier than others is another topic, one that may have something to do with parenting, environment, and even genetics. But the point is, we’re all capable. The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run.


Dennis Swender's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:06 PM
Psychology offers several explanations. For instance, we know that the brain responds better to spaced practice than it does to cramming (at least in the long term), forced recall instead of review (quizzing yourself rather than re-reading material), and associative rather than isolated memorization (e.g. mneumonics).


We also know that people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners.


The good news is, these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice. Why some of us master them earlier than others is another topic, one that may have something to do with parenting, environment, and even genetics. But the point is, we’re all capable. The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run.

 

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Education Outrage: Reading is no way to learn

Education Outrage: Reading is no way to learn | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
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I think this title takes it too far, but it's interesting to think about the value of reading for learning and how it will evolve.
Schank: "When you have someone to ask, you ask. Reading is what you do when you have no one to ask."
I think this is true to some point, but what about learning activities like the discussions below a blog post? 
And I think that asking someone is too cursory. By reading something, you can reread and think about it as many as you like. 
Unless some kind of technology would also be able to replace these advantages of reading. 

"The main advantage of reading is that we can skip around. We skim rather than read. It is hard to skim when someone is talking. And then one day, maybe it won’t be. " 

The main advantage of reading is that we can skip around. We skim rather than read. It is hard to skim when someone is talking. And then one day, maybe it won’t be.

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ID and Other Reflections: "Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have

ID and Other Reflections: "Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
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Great article that tells us when to use which already familiar social networking tools for Working Out Loud. Twitter while you're still engaged in the activity, LinkedIn when you've had some time to crystallize, etc. Facebook getting more and more relevant for WOL!
Also, the article has links to many great examples. 

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Some very useful tips about the tools that will help you to share what you know, and learn from the practice of others. Personal Knowledge Management. #pkm

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MOOCs and Brain-Based Learning: The Perfect Combination? | Your Training Edge ®

MOOCs and Brain-Based Learning: The Perfect Combination? | Your Training Edge ® | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
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This article presents three key findings of Neuroscience about how the brain learns and how the design of online courses corresponds with these findings. 

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Why Educators are the driving force of change in Education

Why Educators are the driving force of change in Education | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it

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Although the purpose of this article is to promote FishTree, I think it provides some good statements about the importance of teachers in changing education. 

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Entry-level to CEO: 11 online classes to improve your interpersonal skills

Entry-level to CEO: 11 online classes to improve your interpersonal skills | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
Even if the majority of your day’s spent in front of a computer screen, being better at interacting with human beings (face to face!) never hurts.
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10 Trends for Workplace Learning (from the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015)

10 Trends for Workplace Learning (from the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015) | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
Yesterday, 1 October I ran a webinar for the L&S Group. The slideset is below, and the points in the slides are elaborated beneath it.  On 21st September I released the Top 100 Tools for Learni...
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We learn more and more from connecting, sharing and interaction, and although e-learning content has become more appealing, there is a shift from course management to course networking and MOOCs

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Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
School doesn’t teach you everything you need to know to get through life. Here at Lifehacker, we’re dedicated to teaching those things you missed out on. In honor of our 10th anniversary celebration, here are 10 of the biggest.
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I so much agree with this. Would also like to add debating / socratic conversations, scrum and philosophy / research skills. 

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7 Ways to Improve Employee Development Programs

7 Ways to Improve Employee Development Programs | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
Get the most out of your talent budget.
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Nice summary, although you may disregard the reference to 'learning styles' :-)
Found this article via @C4LPT 

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200+ places to learn anything (mostly for free)

200+ places to learn anything (mostly for free) | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
This is a page of the DIRECTORY OF LEARNING & PERFORMANCE TOOLS See also 250+ ways to learn a language online This is an alphabetical list of 200+ websites which provide information and/or inst...
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Student Self-Publishing- An Essential Part of 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Student Self-Publishing- An Essential Part of 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
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Nice article about the power of self-publishing for students. 

 

"Publishing and going public with your work is the beginning of the rest of your life as a citizen and a professional."


"Once they establish their voice and see the power of publishing, it’s amazing what kind of impact they can have."

"If our goal in education is to empower students to take charge of their own learning, and for them to perform at high levels, having them publish professionally in a digital environment is essential."

The article also has some resources for creating blogs.  

 “Publishing and going public with your work is the beginning of the rest of your life as a citizen and a professional.”

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Learning is the lifeblood, not the appendix

Learning is the lifeblood, not the appendix | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it

"Learning is individual, portable, and an ongoing process."

 

Therefore, ask yourself:

What can I learn from my current task, project or activity?How do I document that learning so others can benefit?How do I share what I’ve learned, along with relevant artifacts, outcomes and tools (that is, how do I curate knowledge)?How am I engaging with, and gaining from, what others are learning?
Via Helen Crump
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Professionals should really take their responsibility for their own learning and organizations should be ready to support them. "...employees have trouble engaging in corporate learning. That’s because this is based in the assumption that learning is something outside of 'regular' work. Learning is the work!"

employees have trouble engaging in corporate learning. That’s because this is based in the assumption that learning is something outside of “regular” work. Learning is the work! 

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Helen Crump's curator insight, July 13, 2015 1:31 PM

This article makes some good points about the need for continuous learning, for professionals to take responsibility for their own learning and for organisations to let them get on with it. Then everyone's a winner.

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Lifelong learning is at the heart of Personal Knowledge Management .

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Big Learning

Big Learning | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
Organisations need to rethink their approach to learning. It is no longer a function and an oft-neglected subset of the role of HR. Now it is clearer than ever that learning and the realisation of human capability is the function of organisations.

Why do we come together?

Organisational models are changing. There is much discussion of the potential of new ways of working and organising work. We are thinking about the post-work economy, the Uber-economy, holacracy, responsive organisations, t
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"Declaring your organisation a learning organisation or increasing funding your learning team won’t cut it.  There is no one product or service to purchase. Every organisation needs to develop its own Big Learning system.The changes will involve every role, process and function."

 Declaring your organisation a learning organisation or increasing funding your learning team won’t cut it

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Why Mobile Learning Is The Future Of Workplace Learning (Infographic)

You must have heard this before, but know first hand as to why Mobile Learning is the revolutionary way of conducting your learning programs through our compre…
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10 Techniques for Scaffolded Social Learning

10 Techniques for Scaffolded Social Learning | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
I recently presented a model for the design of Scaffolded Social Learning: it’s a way of combining both formal and co-created components into one coherent learning narrative. The formal elements will be things like workshops, eLearning, mobile materials, assessments, podcasts, reading and so on. The co-created elements are those things that we do within our communities: it’s the ‘sense making’ activity, but i thought it would be worth expanding exactly what this could look like.There’s a risk that we just ask people to ‘talk about stuff’, which is eff
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I think this is a great resource for any L&D department that's experimenting with social learning. For each technique, an example is given about how to use it in the learning design.

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

100 Search Engines For Academic Research | Lifelong learning | Scoop.it
100 Search Engines For Academic Research
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There more than just Google :-)

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