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Available languages

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Compare two modes of thinking and their effective use.

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    Identify the cause of procrastination and how to stop doing it.

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    Explain how sleep and exercise improve learning and memory.

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    Discover how active learning can help you study more effectively.

Skills you will gain

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100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-5 hours of work....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

What is Learning?

In this module, we'll use metaphor and analogy to help you more easily understand key ideas about how your brain works. You will discover two modes of thinking—you can use these modes in different ways to improve your learning. We will also show you a powerful tool for tackling procrastination, give you some great memory tips, and point out why "sleeping on it" can be a good idea! ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Video 2: Using a Tomato to Avoid Putting Things Off5m
Video 3: Broadening Your Passions4m
Video 4: Fun with Space Aliens5m
Video 5: How to Wake Up Smarter4m
Reading1 reading
Welcome and Meet the Instructors5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Tips to Build Your Memory

In this module, we explore the brain’s process for storing information in long-term memory in an easy to understand metaphor involving a school bag, a locker and an octopus. Then, we will talk about some of the best ways to access your brain’s most powerful long-term memory systems, like metaphor, recall, memory palace and rhyming....
Reading
5 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Video 7: Recall4m
Video 8: Working Memory5m
Video 9: Slick Tricks to Build Your Memory5m
Video 10: Even Crazier Memory Tricks4m
Reading2 readings
Recall Exercise10m
The Memory Palace Technique10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz: Module 220m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Brain Links and Study Tips

In this module, we’re going to talk more about important ideas and techniques that will enhance your ability to learn. You’ll also discover how to avoid “information overload,” and how to recognize your own strengths. Fighter pilots and surgeons use checklists to help them with their critical duties—you can use a similar checklist to help you prepare for tests. Ultimately, you will learn more about the joys of living a life filled with learning!...
Reading
6 videos (Total 30 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Video 12: Who Stole My Parking Spot? The Challenges of Information Overload5m
Video 13: How to Pump Up Your Brain3m
Video 14: Surprises About Learning: Your Worst Traits Can Be Your Best5m
Video 15: How to Do Well on Tests5m
Video 16: The Keys to Success in Your Learning4m
Reading4 readings
Test Checklist5m
My Learning Journal10m
Learning by Teaching30m
Recommended Books5m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quick self-check2m
Module 320m

Instructors

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Dr. Barbara Oakley

Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning, McMaster University
Professor of Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Oakland University
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Dr. Terrence Sejnowski

Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory
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Greg Hammons

Instructor and Motivational Speaker at Forever Phase, LLC
Lifelong Learning, Emotional Intelligence, and Professional Development

About Arizona State University

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