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We live in the world of constant change. It requires constant adaptation, which means that it’s essential to continuously learn and acquire new knowledge and skills in order to succeed. Some people seem to be natural learners and impress everyone with how quickly they learn. Others would like to be like that. What is there secret? When you take this course - the secret is revealed.
The thing is, learning is a skill. Just like any skill, it can and should be learned and improved.
In this course you’ll quickly learn how to improve your learning skills and take your skill-development abilities to the next level. By the time you’ve completed this nice and short but ideas-packed course, you’ll understand quite a few things about the magic of learning. You’ll understand the psychology of fast learning. You’ll know what state of mind you need to learn fast. You’ll be clear about what it means to develop a skill. You’ll know how to think and how to process the new information that you acquire. You’ll have some ideas about how to develop good learning habits. You’ll get some tips on where to get time for learning. And, also, you’ll take a look at some specific examples that will help you learn - such as learning a foreign language, software, and “soft skills.”
If you already understand that effective learning is important and if you want to improve your learning skills, this course is for you.
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|Section 1: Learn to Learn|
Learning is a cognitive activity. Even when you are learning to do something physical, it's controlled by your brain. The right state of mind is important to be effective at learning.
Skills are not acquired instantly. They come in phases. Let's talk about it in this lecture.
In order to acquire a skill, it helps to understand what the skill is about. What's involved?
Any learning happens only when there is brain activity. Why not maximize it?
Let's talk about a common mistake of setting goals and having expectations.
It's hard to find time to learn something new. Let's explore how we can make time.
A quick example of how to approach learning a foreign language.
A software skill - what's involved? How can you improve your software skills?
Let's explore how to approach the so-called "soft skills" development.
A retrospective is also called the lessons-learned. Let's do a little retrospective. It's an important ingredient of learning.
Hi, I am Igor Ovchinnikov.
Welcome to my profile page. This is where you normally get to learn about me and read something like this:
“Igor Ovchinnikov is a corporate trainer with over 10 years of experience. He lives in San Francisco and provides excellent training-delivery services to clients all over the Bay Area. He has delivered training for Apple Computers, Stanford University, University of California, Google, Boston Scientific, Altera, Stryker Endoscopy, Air Liquide, BAE Systems, City of San Francisco, Anritsu, Genentech, Novartis, Bayer, Systron Donner, and many others.
Mr. Ovchinnikov holds an MBA from the Ohio State University.”
Well, frankly, I always have some serious cognitive dissonance whenever I have to write about myself in the third person like this. It’s a bit silly - don’t you agree? So, enough of this out-of-body talk!
First of all, you probably don’t care about me that much. Second, you are probably more interested in why you should buy my courses and what’s in them for you? You may be more interested in how my teaching is different compared to the other great instructors out there?
I have to confess, it is something I've been wondering about too. You know, when someone asks you what you are good at, it’s tough to answer that. Especially, because when you are really good at something, you don’t really perceive it as a big deal. Don’t you agree? Think of something you do really well. Now, do you really work hard on it, or does it come kind of naturally?
So, to answer this question to myself, I recently decided to ask my students. Most of the ones I polled are employees of just one organization where I teach - Stanford University, so the research sample may not be fully scientific. Anyway, I asked a few dozens of my students what they liked best about my teaching style. It was really surprising, that most of them told me that their favorite part was how clear things became after I explained it to them. One of them said literally: “You are a great explainer. It was so confusing before, and now I finally understand it!”
I think, here’s what I can promise you when you enroll in my courses. I promise you clear explanations, so that things will be no longer confusing.
So, here’s my value proposition to you:
When you enroll in my courses and go through the material, you should expect clear explanations that will help you learn and build your skills fast, so you can succeed at your job.
If that is the experience that you are interested in, simply enroll in my courses below.