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Mindshift is designed to help boost your career and life in today’s fast-paced learning environment. Whatever your age or stage, Mindshift teaches you essentials such as how to get the most out of online learning and MOOCs, how to seek out and work with mentors, the secrets to avoiding career ruts (and catastrophes) and general ruts in life, and insights such as the value of selective ignorance over general competence. We’ll provide practical insights from science about how to learn and change effectively even in maturity, and we’ll build on what you already know to take your life’s learning in fantastic new directions. This course is designed to show you how to look at what you’re learning, and your place in what’s unfolding in the society around you, so you can be what you want to be, given the real world constraints that life puts on us all. You’ll see that by using certain mental tools and insights, you can learn and do more—far more—than you might have ever dreamed! This course can be taken independent of, concurrent with, or subsequent to, its companion course, Learning How to Learn. (Mindshift is more career focused, and Learning How to Learn is more learning focused.)

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Rating 4.8 based on 2,887 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort Two hours of study per week, for four weeks.
Starts Aug 24 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From McMaster University via Coursera
Instructors Dr. Barbara Oakley, Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, M.S. Orlando Trejo, Scott Mathews
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Social Sciences Science
Tags Computer Science Social Sciences Life Sciences Software Development Personal Development Psychology

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how to learn

I took Mindshift immediately after taking Learning How to Learn, and both courses are taught by the same instructors.

Some of the material in Mindshift repeats topics in Learning How to Learn, but I found the repetition helpful for reinforcing the learning techniques.

I have taken learning how to learn and it was great and a huge help.

Mind shift is more of a "companion piece" to "Learning How To Learn" rather than a stand-alone MOOC, but it's worth your time regardless.

But if you have completed the "Learning How to Learn" MOOC, you would have studied most of the concepts in this course, and in my opinion, they were much better in "Learning How to Learn".

Not surprised that most of the reviews here compared this MOOC with Dr. Oakley's first one: Learning How To Learn.

Me pareció más completo el primer curso Learning How to Learn; Mindshift fue más una extensión lo que no pudo incluirse en el primero, o quizá una breve actualización.

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no matter

No matter what your career is, no matter what you're studying, this is one MOOC you should take NOW.

I would recommend this to anyone and everyone who has any interest in learning, no matter their age.

It has very practical advice in many aspects that help you understand how your mind works and how to use it to better your life, no matter what you have experienced before.

I would Recommend this course to everyone, no matter what stage in life.

Can be taken by anyone, no matter of age, culture or the current level of self confidence.

No matter which fields you are in now, what are you gonna "shift" to.

Fresh ideas and great encouragement no matter how old or at which stage of learning you are in life.

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dr. terrence sejnowski

4/5 Courses from Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski can never disappoint you.

Thanks a lot Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski.

Bigs thanks to Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski once again for another great MOOC.

Courses from Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski can never disappoint you.

Another outstanding MOOC by Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski.

It's always a pleasure to take a course by Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski.

This is my second MOOC with Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, the first being "Learning how to learn".

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es un curso

Es un curso aún mejor que “Learning How To Learn” de los mismos autores.

Muy interesante, es un curso excelente.

Es un curso que me sirvió mucho para animarme a seguir progresando, algunas veces creía que ya no tenía sentido continuar estudiando, pero con este curso comprendí que por el contrario lo mejor que podría hacer por mi, es mejorar continuamente, no solo en lo que ya sabía sino en las ventajas de aprender temas nuevos, aún los que no tienen nada que ver con mi trabajo Dr. Barbara Oakley is the reason why this is one of the worlds most famous MOOC.

#Mindshift es un curso totalmente recomendable para todas las edades.

Es un curso muy entretenido, las horas se pasan volando al hacerlo.

a very beneficial course along side with its counterpart Learning how to learn, it has expanded my knowledge about change in life in general; how to change your career, to how to study and select moocs right for me, to how to expand my passions... Es un curso de mucho valor, así como dinámico, por lo que disfrute cada lección y aprendí mucho de él.

Es un curso muy útil, entretenido y revelador.

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years ago

I struggled when I was a high school student and through what I did in college 20 years ago.

Learning How to Learn, which I took two years ago, was the first step along that path.

I wish I had done this course 30 years ago!

I only wish I have had this knowledge 20 years ago.

It's a course I wish was available for me twenty years ago.

I just wished this was available 10 years ago, the result would have been a much more fuller life for me.Amazing course, really helps you mind shift in terms of learning, career and life choices.

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long term

:) This course and Barbara Oakleys previous MOOC (Learning How to Learn) give a great foundation to life long learning, which I see as essential for long term success in life.

Personally, this course provides excellent daily or long term tools, it has helped me a lot.

It gives the participant an opportunity to consider their short and long term learning goals and challenges participants to broaden their subject range.

was a great course thanks This course and Barbara Oakleys previous MOOC (Learning How to Learn) give a great foundation to life long learning, which I see as essential for long term success in life.

I teach music to kids and I've been thinking about other things I can do for a job, long term.

It has the right balance of information, good quiality videos, well thought out quizzes and helpful activities to promote long term learning and attitude change.

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Rating 4.8 based on 2,887 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort Two hours of study per week, for four weeks.
Starts Aug 24 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From McMaster University via Coursera
Instructors Dr. Barbara Oakley, Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, M.S. Orlando Trejo, Scott Mathews
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Social Sciences Science
Tags Computer Science Social Sciences Life Sciences Software Development Personal Development Psychology

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