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Mental Strength Tip #115: Learning and Personal Success | Warrior ...

Mental Strength Tip #115: Learning and Personal Success | Warrior ... | Success & Learning |
Mental Strength and success coaching tip to encourage you to create a self development plan and learn something new everyday to reach personal success.

Via CTL - Regent Univ.
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This article is not about throwing your knowledge at people or proving to others your level of intelligence, but wanting to learn more for yourself. It's about wanting to empower yourself to make your mental strength better. This relates our close reading because the author categorizes the world into two types of mindsets. This article is about a growth mindset because it is talking about personal success through self development.

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Personal Success Requires Self-Discipline

Personal Success Requires Self-Discipline | Success & Learning |
Personal Success Requires Self-Discipline
You will not achieve your personal success goal without self-discipline.  It is singularly the most important....

Via Travis Turner
Ainsley Stollar's insight:

This article is about disciplining yourself in order to succeed instead of quitting when you get what you want and not trying to accomplishing anything else regardless of obstacles placed in one's way. This article relates because it talks about overcoming obstacles just like the author of the close reading talked about how people with a growth mindset never stop trying, even if they fail.


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Online + face-to-face = blended learning

Online + face-to-face = blended learning | Success & Learning |




“Blended learning is about engaging students in ===>  deeper learning <===,” says Ron Cramer, senior learning technology consultant. “It’s about blending online and face-to-face activities together in a thoughtful way.”


Via Gust MEES
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This article talks about how a type of learning called blended learning has been created to put minds at ease. It was created to help engage students in a deeper type of learning than the usual shallow learning implemented in a classroom. It relates because students are allowed to discuss their success without feeling the pressure of failure. 

Gust MEES's curator insight, June 27, 2013 7:24 PM


To me Learning is anyway deeper learning as I am a hard critical thinking person, BUT as THEY want to describe it that way, WHY NOT, agreed ;)


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The Nuggets of Personal Success

The Nuggets of Personal Success | Success & Learning |
Everyone in the world, irrespective of one’s social status and caliber aims for success in life at personal level. We can quote many examples from the history and contemporary world for the attainment of personal success.

Via Amanda Simmons
Ainsley Stollar's insight:

This article is about letting nothing get in the way of your success, and not using a disability as a crutch for not trying to accomplish new tasks. It talks all about working hard to get what you want, not what you think others want for you. This relates because it talks about obtaining success through knowledge just like the mindset article talked about. 

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Evolution in the field of Virtual Learning

Evolution in the field of Virtual Learning | Success & Learning |
A lot of people are still unaware of many things that are now being done online rather than in reality. Learning, for instance, is one of the most vigilantly done activities online. Yes, one can be...

Via Leona Sharon
Ainsley Stollar's insight:

This article talks about how learning from home has become easier as it is virtualized for convenience. It lists plenty of advantages to this method and relates back to the close reading article by proving that people feel less of a need to learn when the act of learning is difficult or too time consuming. By making learning virtual, a gateway has opened and created an ease for knowledge.  

Leona Sharon's curator insight, June 14, 2013 9:10 AM

Virtual learning has evolved a lot over the past few years. Click to know more.

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The dirty little secret of online learning: Students are bored and dropping out | Todd Tauber - Quartz

The dirty little secret of online learning: Students are bored and dropping out | Todd Tauber - Quartz | Success & Learning |

If they do that, they’ll see that digital learning needs to become much more mobile, personal and social. .. Mobile content, then, needs to be “bite-sized,” visually stimulating and interactive. … Taking a cue from Twitter and LinkedIn, education online also needs to do a better job leveraging peer interaction and collaboration. … mixes short videos and frequent assessments with facilitated group projects, asynchronous collaboration and innovative tools designed specifically to drive participation. 


Via Peter B. Sloep
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This talks about different types of learning and how our generation uses digital learning to obtain knowledge instead of using books. It also talks about how education needs to link peers together in order to further them in their learning. This relates because it is trying to make people feel the need to learn again instead of just memorizing information and letting it go when it's no longer needed.

Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, March 24, 2013 2:50 AM

Although the title might suggest otherwise, this is not the familiar rant about the large drop-out rates of MOOCs. Sure, it serves as the starting point, but Todd Tauber quickly moves on into a more positive mode. Describing current online offerings through MOOCs as an 'assembly line model' with loss of student attention as the corollary, he points out that it takes mobile, personal and social learning to keep students involved.

I am glad to see such a nuanced view by someone who describes himself as a business developer and strategst. The massive numbers of people enrolling in MOOCs indicate that lots of people are motivated to learn. How come so many drop out? Sure, a large fraction may perhaps be bound to drop out, but MOOCs thus far seem to have forgotten the lesson that open universities have learnt over the last few decades (see among others Tony Bates on this: ) about making online learning more engaging. Interestingly, as Todd points out, apparently the university of Phoenix has learnt this lesson too, as the final quote in the above, about group projects and collaboration suggests.

Grea, this could be the start of an evolution towards better onlin learning, as Todd hopes. But please, heed the lessons learnt in the past. I already referred to Tony Bates. At the risk of sounding boastful I also want to point out one of my own achievements. In 1998 already, I co-lead a project at the Open University of the Netherlands that already had small groups of students collaborate asynchronously on authentic assignments (Westera, W., & Sloep, P. B. (1998). The Virtual Company: Toward a Self-Directed, Competence-Based Learning Environment in Distance Education. Educational Technology, 38(1), 32–37.). What I have always remembered about this attempt at innovating online education is the unprecedented motivating effect it had on the participants. (@pbsloep)

verstelle's curator insight, March 24, 2013 6:28 AM

Indeed a misleading title and intro. After that it reads as a convincing look into the near future, where the best online learning experiences will be extremely expensive to produce and offered by commercial universities and publishers.

Sirkka Sariola's curator insight, June 7, 2014 6:05 PM

Artikkelin kirjoittaja pohtii, miksi niin monet ilmoittautuvat online-kursseille, mutta joko jättävät kurssin kesken tai eivät edes aloita sitä. Yksi syy hänen mukaansa on se, että kurssit ovat samoja vanhoja - vain siirrettynä digitaaliseen muotoon. “education lags 30 years behind most of the world, and 50 years behind Silicon Valley.” Kursseissa ei oteta huomioon sen kummemmin teknologian kuin sen käyttäjien muuttumista viimeisinä vuosina.  Lainaus puhuu puolestaan.

Hän tekee myös ehdotuksia asioista, joihin pitäisi kiinnittää huomiota ja joita pitäisi muuttaa, jotta tämän sukupolven digitaalisen median käyttäjät saataisiin innostumaan online-kursseista ja opiskelusta. Mielenkiintoista luettavaa.