Welcome to Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential! You are joining some of the most popular online professors in the world, which makes you popular with us. We like you already!
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!
We designed this course to give you practical insights about career and life enhancement in today's fast-changing learning environment. Want to get the best out of your online learning? You've come to the right place! 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.
If you want to be extra prepared, get a copy of the inexpensive book Mindshift. It expands on and enhances the ideas of this course so they will resonate and stick with you.
GETTING STARTED AND IF YOU EVER GET STUCK
To begin, we recommend taking a few minutes to explore the course modules. Review the material we'll cover each module, and preview the assignments you'll need to complete to pass the course.
We're looking forward to seeing you-have fun, and welcome to Mindshift!
Barb Oakley, Terry Sejnowski, and the Mindshift Team