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How to Speak Italian. A Brief Guide to Learning Faster (and Better) Note: This is a long article (4000+ words), I suggest bookmarking it for later if you don’t have time to read it all right now. I spend a lot of time thinking about how to learn faster. The biggest reason I do this is because it’s important. With so much knowledge out there, the answers to most of our biggest problems are out there, but they’re useless if we don’t understand them. People who can grok hard subjects and big ideas will earn more money, live better and have a bigger impact on the world. Learning matters—a lot. The second, and admittedly more selfish reason, is that most of my income now comes from working with students.

Through the programs I run, students get strategies for learning better. Today I’d like to share with you some of what works. I’ve split this rather long article into three sections to make things a bit easier, feel free to jump to particular sections: How to Learn Faster Smart people don’t memorize things. My answer was equally simple: Learning by Connections. Take Any College Class for Free: 236 Open Courseware Collections, Podcasts, and Videos. 爱上网络公开课--南都周刊. 耶鲁、哈佛、麻省理工等美国知名高校都已纷纷在网上开课,提供课堂实录,以飨全世界的求知者。 世界知名大学的网络公开课程,可称是优势教育资源对个人自修的赠与。 今年秋季,耶鲁的网络公开课将增扩至36门。 而这不独是耶鲁的专利,哈佛、麻省理工等美国知名高校都已纷纷在网上开课,提供课堂实录,以飨全世界的求知者。 哈佛大学政治哲学教授麦克尔·桑德尔(Michael J. Sandel)今年3月到访复旦大学,让众多《正义》课程烂熟于胸的粉丝,有机会亲临“桑德尔剧院”。 “开心网曾有一项投票,领取五十万现金和立马上清华,二选一。”

“现在不同了,有五十万,肯定出国读书,清华不考虑。” 第一次听说耶鲁公开课,是从同事的iPod曲目列表中,瞟到了一串“Death”命名文件,每首长近一个小时。 好奇心促使下,她点开“播放”按钮,从方寸大小的液晶屏上,跃出一个瘦削的老头大胡子秃瓢,乍一看像“塔利班”圣战组织成员,披上了合乎西方礼俗的服饰。 老头儿肢体语言丰富,口头禅是“We’re sitting here to…”。 之后,她从VeryCD等下载网站和豆瓣讨论组中,才知道这个以“死亡”为题为本科生开设公选课的,是耶鲁大学著名教授Shelly Kagan。 现在,王珊的Ipod里播放频率最高的是几门“耶鲁公开”视频,她还从亚马逊网站购置了教学大纲中所列的参考书目;家中电脑常挂着“电驴”,定期下载配上了中英文字幕的课程,俨然摆开了修习文凭的架势。 当初,王珊是从同事Vinky处“批发”来耶鲁公开课。 Vinky早在年6月便开始在网上收看公开课视频,“当时还没有字幕,很吃力。 “听得最多的是金融市场这门课。 王珊挤对道:“希勒老师一开学还说呢‘我或可以成为一名诗人,金融无关我事。’ 执教《金融市场》的是国际顶尖的行为经济学专家Robert J. 王珊感觉,看了六集视频以后,就算得上是对自己“初步洗脑”,“原来专业的外延那么广阔”;而Vinky则把它认作词汇外的“第二本红宝书”,要在未来两个月内攻克。 她这样算了笔账:“就算TOEFL和GRE得到极高分数,人生履历超级完美,专业成绩历年满分,都不一定能申请上世界一流大学耶鲁,申请上也不一定交得起一年四万美金的学费。 有了网络课堂,六七十分钟一节的课程,可被切割成一个个短小段落,嵌入工作茶歇,乃至上下班的地下铁。 Vinky感叹:工作两年之后,才逐渐明确了自己的知识诉求。

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. eLearning Technology. I was asked what the biggest traffic sites are in eLearning that were not vendor specific sites. This was from a marketer trying to reach eLearning professionals. My quick answer was that Jane Hart’s site, eLearning Learning and The eLearning Guild would be among the top. But I really didn’t/don’t know the answer. I did promise I’d do some research and post what I found.

I used Compete.com. Thanks to Harold Jarche and Susan Lewis (via twitter) and Cathy Moore and Dennis Wilen (via Facebook) with help on this. Using it, I plugged a whole bunch of different sites into it and produced the following graph of some of what I perceive to be the top sites. After doing this, I realized that eLearn Magazine don’t seem to have that much web traffic. Of course, Stephen covers more than eLearning. So to be clear, things I excluded: Other Sites I tried but came out lower: It’s a little bit of a surprise to me some of the traffic numbers.

Is this a surprise to you? What sites did I miss here? 世界50所知名大学提供开放课程. 世界50所知名大学提供开放课程: (Top 50 University Open Courseware Collections) 学术权威 1. 麻省理工学院 :麻省理工学院有许多人认为是在该国最广泛的开放课件的收集,也正好是著名大学中的第一。 学科覆盖范围从建筑、规划到人文、科学,此目录中有惊人的信息数量。 ( 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 常春藤联盟 7. 8. 9. 西部学府 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 科罗那地区 18. 19. 20. 21. 中西部学府 22. 23. 24. 25. 英国 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 国际部分 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 纯粹在网上的 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 不太为人所知,同样是有益的 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials. A few weeks ago I offered some advice on how to become an elearning pro without spending a dime. The essence of that post is: You have access to a lot of free tips and tricks. So there are plenty of opportunities to learn and it doesn’t cost you anything more than your time. Practice doing what you learn. The learning is only going to happen if you do more than watch the tutorials and read information. Apply some of the tips and tricks to your projects.

Share what you know with others. I also offered up a small challenge and your peers responded by creating a number of tutorials. Click here to view the tutorial. Here’s a quick mock up using the ideas from Linda’s tutorial. Click here to view the prototype. Below is a list of great tips and tricks that you can apply to your elearning courses right away. Creating PowerPoint Graphics Some of these tips are really practical and probably work right away. Create transparent background for your images in PowerPoint. Rapid E-Learning. 6 Really Good Sites with FREE Video Lectures from Top US Colleges. Watching free video lectures is easier to do than you might think.

All around the world top-tier universities are offering videos of entire college courses for free. Whether you’re a college-educated Westerner looking for a refresher, or a proud citizen of a developing country unable to afford university tuition, this is an amazing opportunity you should take advantage of. Watching these free video lectures won’t earn you a degree, but it will give you a great deal of knowledge and understanding – and that’s a powerful thing. Best of all: finding these courses is easy, provided you know the proper places to look.

Teaching you the proper places to look is what we’re all about here at MakeUseOf. The OpenCourseWare Consortium Simply put, the OpenCourseWare Consortium is the best place to begin looking for free online video lectures. The site lists all participants in the program, providing direct links to that school’s given online offerings. Yale UC Berkeley Indexing Services Boxee Study Tips. 47 Ways to Fine Tune Your Brain. Your brain is a complex organ. It is the controller of your body, your thoughts, your state of mind and your ultimately your life. There are some who abuse it, some who under- use it, and some who overuse it to the point of meltdown. In this article we’ll look at dozens of tactics that will help you maintain your brain into old age and help to increase your mental agility and cognitive development. Don’t try and multitask; it can’t be done. Our brains can only focus and concentrate on one thing at a time, this is a wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/multitasking/">proven scientific fact.

Scientists now know that our brains continuously make new neurons throughout our lives and it does this in response to the what we do in our lives. 你应该知道的国外教育资源. 文中的介绍均引用自维基百科和官方主页 以前介绍过不少国外的教育资源,但还是发现有很多人对这些资料不太了解,今天花些时间介绍几个平时能用得到的资源。 国外的各种学习教育资源无穷无尽,刚开始接触这些资源的人会有无从下手的感觉,这时你的应该了解一些基础常识。 首先你的英文水平需要达到一定程度,这是保证高质量网络学习的基本要求。 要在听力和阅读方面达到可以接收所需要的资讯。 当你还没有达到这个要求的时候,你唯一能做的事就是尽一切努力提高你的英语水平,这会改变你的命运。 其次要需要学会利用GOOGLE和维基百科来查询所要了解的内容。

最重要的是你必需要有一个自己的目标,你所做一切都是向达成这个目标来前进。 下面开始介绍一些我认为非常不错的教育资源: 1、TTC course和TMS TTC公司的主页: 如果你对国外大学教育市场有些了解的话,应该能听过这家公司。 The Teaching Company 是一家制造全美国顶级教授演讲录音及录影的公司。 提供课程的目标是提供成人教育和终身教育,大学本科非专业的典型知识的教育;不仅如此,他还有一系列为高中生提供的课程。 公司主页: TMS (the Modern Scholar),是一系列崭新的大学水平课程,以完全由教师讲授的形式呈现。 学习Modern Scholar课程,犹如置身大学课堂,问学于名师大德。 Modern Scholar不仅有课程录音,足以拓宽你的知识面,还提供内容翔实的配套教材,内有附加材料,课后练习以及扩展阅读建议。 这二家公司提供的讲座质量非常高,而且基本都全美国顶级教授主讲。 TTC和TMS的课程可以很容易的在网上找到,你可以登陆主页之后找到提供课程列表,用找到的关键字在电驴和BT里进行搜索,会找非常多的下载地址。 2、世界顶级大学的网络公开课程 我在以前的文章中提供过不少顶级大学课程的地址,有兴趣的可以去看看。 象MIT、哈佛、斯坦福、耶鲁之类的大学提供的公开课程非常专业,不单单有视频,有些还提供PPT、PDF下载,也能找到讲课教授的联系方式,如果你勤快一些还能找到网上公开的讨论组,来共同学习相关的课程。 前几天看到有人在文章推荐耶鲁的网上公开课程,这里引用 一下: 引用地址: 耶鲁大学的网上公开课程。

参考链接. 全国每年的考证时间,真的要告诉你了! 分享一下世界名牌大学课件下载地址 | 战隼的学习探索. 我在以前的文章中从现在开始改变你的学习方式谈到过,美国的开放课件运动,有不少人非常感兴趣,很多人问我相应的课伯下载地址,觉得很是无语,可能是有人很懒,但可能真的有人不知道怎么搜,花时间找到一篇文章,提供一些名牌大学课件地址。 刚再一次重复,搜索技能和英语,已经变成互联网时代学习基本的技能,如果你连这两种技能都不能掌握,会被人拉下很大的距离。 实际上你只需要记住一个网站就可以就是: “美国高校” : ,你能在这上面找到足够的链接。 而Youtube上也有专门的教育频道,象苹果的ItuneU和Academic Earth上也有足够的课件。 下面的文章原始出处: 一、伯克利 加州大学伯克利分校 作为美国第一的公立大学,伯克利分校提供了许多优秀教授的播客和视频讲座,可以跟踪最新的讲座。 10 Ways to Use Google Books for Lifelong Learning and Research. Google Books is a Google service that makes discovering book content easier for us on the web. It started way back in 2004 and since then its mission has been to digitally scan and archive tons of book.

Knowing the breakneck pace that Google sets, one day it could become the absolute knowledge tank as far as books go. The ongoing Partner Program and the Library Project are helping to rocket things along. But Google Books does not allow you to download whole books unless it’s in the Public Domain. It also does not display the entire text of other books. What’s the point of using google books, you might say? Plenty, if you can “˜exploit’ the information that’s freely available.

Build Your Own Personal Library for Lifelong Learning Building your own reference library (My Library) with Google Books is a good way to start off. Looking at the contents of an index for a particular book, gives me some ideas for further reading. Your Very Own Magazine Stand Try the Advanced Book Search Find Copycats. Brain Learning and eLearning Design.

David Grebow suggested this month's Big Question (thanks David). There's been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and "how the brain learns. " I've been to a lot of conference sessions around this and I've captured a bunch of really great resources below. But even with all of that discussion there's a question of whether people are really making changes to the design of their online learning. So the July Question is: Option 1 - Simply put your thoughts in a comment below. Option 2 - Step 1 - Post in your blog (please link to this post).Step 2 - Put a comment in this blog with an HTML ready link that I can simply copy and paste (an HTML anchor tag). Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 or you could also include your blog name with something like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 : eLearningTechnology Video Link and Posts so far (and read comments as well): Top 32 Posts on Brain, Learning, eLearning Design.