According to a study by Life Science, more and more of us will learn in the future from social robots.
Its no news that science and technology are strikingly changing the world but what message do I have for you? Education is no more what it used to be.
The science of learning in the millennial generation is really changing both the relics and the stereotype of the past. This is not only told in the transforming nature of knowledge, itself, it is equally attestable from how learning is taking place, nowadays.
Generational shift as popularly called, there’s a new science of learning, and it is awe-inspiring.
I will teach you, in this article, steps on how to acquire knowledge and modern education through self-directed learning with simple computational hacks, and, perhaps, how to get mileage from that — with less rigour.
1. Expand your cognition
From research, 66% of all adults, 16+, are functional on either one social networking site or another. While there’s a bandwagon of unwholesome users who abuse the opportunity, a score of smart millennials are engrossed in how to leverage it for oceanic benefits. If you’re therefore a learner with a sense of purpose, the social media would never cease to arouse your passion for greater knowledge.
You can start from facebook, the biggest social network with more than a billion users. Turn it a classroom by joining educational groups and start learning something new, daily. Personally, I love Medium for how its posts are arranged; I think I often get marvelled by the insightful posts over there, as well.
2. Go new
They could be rich but the books you read would only have little impacts if you’re not ready to change. Books are meant to teach us new things thus making us new perpetually. The point, here, is that nothing would’ve emerged as a digital age if new things hadn’t abounded. You cannot therefore successfully live in that generation without embracing new trends.
3. Its time for MOOC
There’s no doubt whatsoever in the effectiveness of online education. In fact, the most amazing pride of e-learning is how it has become the newest bride of classic universities. To mention but a few, edX is an online learning platform owned by MIT and Harvard University. It’s one of the largest providers of MOOC that’s worth the trust. There are hundreds of similar platforms with highly such as Coursera (The most popular provider of massive online courses), Khan Academy and MIT Open Courseware.
More ostensibly, the digital age brings at your disposal a rare opportunity to juggle more, acquire relevant skills/certificates and ultimately become deservingly versatile. With Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), access to education has never been this easier.
4. Start writing
Either you’re learning from the classroom or through the Internet, writing is one of the best ways to retain knowledge and learn more doing so. More so, it’s a swift medium to ascertaining authority.
Check around, writers are oftentimes great influencers in the student community. Their opinions shape the others’ perspective. In the learning context, however, students are encouraged to publish their views about any topic (take from International Relations or Medicine for instance) on social media. Doing this, they will engage and be engaged thus getting broader perspectives on the subject matter.
Beyond, this is a right track to unlock creative potential and attain unrestrained success.
5. Become a blog writer
Now, you’ve established a writer personality that makes learning and making impact more rosy. As you continue to grow, it happens by default that you always have something to tell the little world around you.
Here’s the truth, staying in touch with that expanded audience is a dire reason to go blogging.
The statistics vary but there are approximately over 152 million blogs on the internet in which about 172,800 blogs are created daily by an ocean of people who, for different purposes, make efforts to place their voice atop the world. Could that be for mere fun?
If you haven’t decided yet, this resources will not only tell why you should, it will equally show you how to go about it.
6. Widen Your Tentacle
The present world is a global village, remember. So a microsphere would not be enough for maximum result, whatever you do. In order to share ideas, knowledge, opportunities, or rather accelerate one’s career, networking in the digital age is at a high level.
The Internet will keep you moving in all you choose to do.
7. Keep learning
Learning is continuum.
It’s interesting to brag that our new world is full of amazing new skills and knowledge. Hey! how funny would it sound when a generation will come to describe those things ‘old schools’? Funniest, the same generation we belong to is challenging its own products.
Would you say I’ve known much enough?
This article is originally posted on Huffington Post.