I just spent a few minutes browsing through Google Helpouts. Something in between a youtube tutorial (my life wouldn’t be the same without it), a Google Hangout and an online course (like Coursera or Udacity).
And I just found the inspiring Sacha Chua who doodles, thinks and is in general training herself to be a better learner.
On her blog, Sacha writes and doodles about a series of fascinating things such as high energy and low energy activities (I love that outlining is an item and then skimming books and processing are different activities!)
and mapping what she learns so she can remember more things. I find this particularly interesting because I also remember things better if I write them down. Sometimes I actually feel I think better when I write down things. Imagine the knowledge I could accumulate if I actually revisited my notes.
A trick I used when I was in school and had to remember lists of names, towns, facts, years, species of plants was to write them all down on a piece of paper and then stuck it on my bedroom door. I would never actually properly sit down and learn the items, just go about my life and then, 2 weeks, 1 month later when I had my exam I would magically remember 90% of it. I should re-test this.
Thank you for blogging, Sacha.