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Coursera: Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

 with  Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski
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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.)

Syllabus

Change IS possible
In today's world, change is the only constant. This means that whatever stage you are in life, you need to keep yourself open and able to change. How can you do this? In three ways: Learn more about your hidden capabilities and assets. Learn more about learning effectively. Learn about matching your assets with the opportunities that face you. In this week, we'll dive into these three important areas!

Getting Deeper into Happy Learning
Key to your ability to mindshift is being able to learn effectively. This week, we’ll dive deeper into this vital area. Getting yourself motivated to tackle procrastination can sometimes be a challenge in learning, so we’ll give you some important tips here. But we’ll also give insights into mental tricks to help you focus, relax, and reframe if stress intrudes. We’ll also show you how to avoid common learning pitfalls. Welcome and enjoy!

Learning and Careers
This week, we’ll be talking about how your own career can develop and change through your life. Your own internal feelings about what you want to do can play a critical role in your long-term happiness. But society and culture can also have a dramatic effect on your career choices and decisions—as can your parents, family, and friends. We’ll talk about second-skilling yourself, and developing a talent stack of average talents that can combine into a formidable asset. We’ll also talk about various tactics and techniques to help you survive career changes and upheavals. Welcome and enjoy!

Adopting a Learning Lifestyle
In this final week of the course, we'll be exploring how and why to keep yourself in "mindshift" mode. We'll give you all sorts of insider tips on how to pick out the best online learning with materials that are right for you. And we'll also talk about other ways of learning—ways that can make you "the smartest person in the room." Disruption lies ahead in the world—this week, we'll help you seize the advantage. Off we go for our final week of Mindshift!

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3.0 10 months ago
by Beth Tiozzo completed this course.
As I read others statement about this Mooc, I really felt that there was a lack of helpful criticism. Barbara knows she is good. You can't get better than #1. What she needs to get better still is to be aware of where she can improve. So here is what I really think.

I loved "Learning to Learn". I learned so many things that I could apply right away to my life. I love Barbara's weekly emails- I always find some good theories and practical actions I can take.

Mindshift seems to repeat the material in "Learning to Learn". Very little practical action on our part is required. I have a bit more theoretical knowledge but little practical things to apply to my life. This is contrast with "Learning to Learn" from which gave theories but also gave practical advice i.e. Pomodoro Technique

I wish Mindshift would have been more deeper insights. I wish there would have been more guests speakers to give their insights on different aspects of a mindsshift.
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As I read others statement about this Mooc, I really felt that there was a lack of helpful criticism. Barbara knows she is good. You can't get better than #1. What she needs to get better still is to be aware of where she can improve. So here is what I really think.

I loved "Learning to Learn". I learned so many things that I could apply right away to my life. I love Barbara's weekly emails- I always find some good theories and practical actions I can take.

Mindshift seems to repeat the material in "Learning to Learn". Very little practical action on our part is required. I have a bit more theoretical knowledge but little practical things to apply to my life. This is contrast with "Learning to Learn" from which gave theories but also gave practical advice i.e. Pomodoro Technique

I wish Mindshift would have been more deeper insights. I wish there would have been more guests speakers to give their insights on different aspects of a mindsshift. The test questions were too easy, giving you a feeling of competence where there really wasn't much competence.

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4.0 6 months ago
by Jennifer Boyer completed this course.
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. The sections on career change and the intelligence of emotions are new in Mindshift. I recommend reading or listening to the book, Mindshift, as you take the course, because the book contains interviews with a diverse group of individuals who made significant changes in their lives and careers at different ages.

Mindshift contains many optional videos with memory champion Nelson Dellis, which are very practical and helpful.

The instructors have done a laudable job of teaching how to integrate learning into your everyday life, and the importance of doing so. They also make lifelong learning seem practical and possible, which is important to give hope and skills to people who may be stuck in
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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. The sections on career change and the intelligence of emotions are new in Mindshift. I recommend reading or listening to the book, Mindshift, as you take the course, because the book contains interviews with a diverse group of individuals who made significant changes in their lives and careers at different ages.

Mindshift contains many optional videos with memory champion Nelson Dellis, which are very practical and helpful.

The instructors have done a laudable job of teaching how to integrate learning into your everyday life, and the importance of doing so. They also make lifelong learning seem practical and possible, which is important to give hope and skills to people who may be stuck in a job.

The reason I didn't give the course 5 stars is that there was no discussion of the role of personality or temperament when considering a career field. I would have liked specific discussions of different types of jobs or fields and what factors helped people be successful in those fields. I also think temperament is something that should be considered carefully when selecting a career field.

I was also a bit disappointed that the optional videos did not include more interviews with the people featured in the book. The interview with the Singapore businessman was very interesting, and I had expected more optional interviews like there were in Learning How to Learn.

Aside from these minor criticisms, the instructors have performed a valuable service of teaching learning techniques and career strategies that can help both working professionals and students navigate changing work environments.
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5.0 9 months ago
Sarah Joyce completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Loved this course! As always, Doctors Oakley and Sejnowski knocked this one out of the park. I marked the difficulty as Medium, but I worked very hard to try and make sure I could apply it to my life. If you don't work as hard on that, you could probably pop it down to Easy... You get out of it what you put into it, so be cautious on that.

The workload and required videos were reasonable (actually shorter than I thought they'd be!), and the order in which information is presented and explained makes this course very easy to follow. Some information from their Learning How to Learn MOOC is covered, but they do not make the assumption that you have already taken it-- but I highly recommend taking the Learning MOOC first, as that will help you to make this one count. The quizzes, discussion prompts, and honors assignments are well done and do not veer off course, and really help the information to sink in further. Put time into the honors assignments!

The only co
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Loved this course! As always, Doctors Oakley and Sejnowski knocked this one out of the park. I marked the difficulty as Medium, but I worked very hard to try and make sure I could apply it to my life. If you don't work as hard on that, you could probably pop it down to Easy... You get out of it what you put into it, so be cautious on that.

The workload and required videos were reasonable (actually shorter than I thought they'd be!), and the order in which information is presented and explained makes this course very easy to follow. Some information from their Learning How to Learn MOOC is covered, but they do not make the assumption that you have already taken it-- but I highly recommend taking the Learning MOOC first, as that will help you to make this one count. The quizzes, discussion prompts, and honors assignments are well done and do not veer off course, and really help the information to sink in further. Put time into the honors assignments!

The only complaints that I have about this young MOOC have nothing to do with the content. Coursera is one of the better platforms that I have used, but I still find myself fighting with the site often. Sometimes I am even surprised by due dates or uncompleted assignments because they were not logically presented by Coursera's system, which is not a failing of this MOOC specifically. It was worth the mild struggle though!
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3.0 9 months ago
by Monika Reuter completed this course.
There are three issues I had with this course: the instructors and the material are truly inspiring. 1) What is really bad is that there is no separation between the people who currently take the class, and the people who have taken this class in the past. Hence, you may be responding to people who actually took this MOOC the last time it was offered!! 2) There is little actual discussion between the people who post comments. People write down what they think/experience, and there is only intermittent response from others. As a college teacher myself, I understand the whole idea that people learn on their own ... but I understand also that they need some type of feedback here and there. And here and there, it wouldn't be bad to be challenged!! 3) It was only at the end of week 3 in this 4 week course that I posted a question about who our mentor was supposed to be. The person(s) did not introduce themselves or offer how we could ask for help in the first week, as I have seen i
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There are three issues I had with this course: the instructors and the material are truly inspiring. 1) What is really bad is that there is no separation between the people who currently take the class, and the people who have taken this class in the past. Hence, you may be responding to people who actually took this MOOC the last time it was offered!! 2) There is little actual discussion between the people who post comments. People write down what they think/experience, and there is only intermittent response from others. As a college teacher myself, I understand the whole idea that people learn on their own ... but I understand also that they need some type of feedback here and there. And here and there, it wouldn't be bad to be challenged!! 3) It was only at the end of week 3 in this 4 week course that I posted a question about who our mentor was supposed to be. The person(s) did not introduce themselves or offer how we could ask for help in the first week, as I have seen in another MOOC. And, BTW, you cannot just select a mentor from the frame offered on the right hand side which has the photographs of some mentors, and the name abbreviations of all of them. I got lost, and since there was no feedback, I often did not know whether I was going in the right direction. I may take this MOOC again, just to enjoy it this time around. I will recommend it to others who are interested in MINDSHIFTING.
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5.0 9 months ago
Nicole Janks completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This course has helped debunk ideas I had about myself and my learning style that were very negative. I learned that being a 'slow learner' has it's advantages. I learned that my gut feel has always been right - well-meaning friends or family encouraging me to 'follow my dreams' is not wise. I am 40 years old and looking at making a career change. The advice in this course is very wise. Don't study something that is going to put you in debt with no financial return. Expand your interests. Make life a life-long learning process. Everything you've done in your past can contribute towards what career direction you decide to take in future. Read for 20 minutes each day. Keep your brain trained and active for the rest of your life. Surround yourself with people who are like-minded and will contribute to enabling you to make the changes you need to. Change your surroundings - even aesthetics can make a big difference in how you retain information or absorb it. Learn something new each day. T
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This course has helped debunk ideas I had about myself and my learning style that were very negative. I learned that being a 'slow learner' has it's advantages. I learned that my gut feel has always been right - well-meaning friends or family encouraging me to 'follow my dreams' is not wise. I am 40 years old and looking at making a career change. The advice in this course is very wise. Don't study something that is going to put you in debt with no financial return. Expand your interests. Make life a life-long learning process. Everything you've done in your past can contribute towards what career direction you decide to take in future. Read for 20 minutes each day. Keep your brain trained and active for the rest of your life. Surround yourself with people who are like-minded and will contribute to enabling you to make the changes you need to. Change your surroundings - even aesthetics can make a big difference in how you retain information or absorb it. Learn something new each day. This course has also helped me in gaining insight when choosing future MOOC courses. I would have gone into MOOC learning blindly and probably lost momentum along the way or given up. I have direction now. I'm so glad I've done this course. Thank you so much!
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4.0 6 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course wasn't as eye-opening to me as "Learning How to Learn" was, but nonetheless I still learned some interesting things, so I think it was still well worth the time.

The transcripts of the lecture videos seemed to have more grammatical errors, but that was only a slight inconvenience.

Also note that there are some quiz questions that ask about some of the concepts mentioned from the "Learning How to Learn" course.

Despite those concerns, overall the contents of Mindshift had some obvious points to it such as how it's never too late to learn something or change your career path (regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), anyone can learn anything at any time, and people should be open-minded about their opportunities and surroundings.

Of course, there are some specifics that the course covers that provide extra detail to the obvious points I mentioned above (as well as other not-so-obvious points).

And to be
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This course wasn't as eye-opening to me as "Learning How to Learn" was, but nonetheless I still learned some interesting things, so I think it was still well worth the time.

The transcripts of the lecture videos seemed to have more grammatical errors, but that was only a slight inconvenience.

Also note that there are some quiz questions that ask about some of the concepts mentioned from the "Learning How to Learn" course.

Despite those concerns, overall the contents of Mindshift had some obvious points to it such as how it's never too late to learn something or change your career path (regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), anyone can learn anything at any time, and people should be open-minded about their opportunities and surroundings.

Of course, there are some specifics that the course covers that provide extra detail to the obvious points I mentioned above (as well as other not-so-obvious points).

And to be fair I guess this course was more of a course that was meant to boost your confidence and encourage you to maintain your humility than anything else anyway.

If you expected to learn something you didn't already know, then that's not going to happen that often in this course. It is still worth the time though. After all, this course is "Mindshift", now "Mindblow".

It's supposed to convince you to change your perspective, not outsmart you.
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5.0 10 months ago
by Zsuzsanna Kispál - Vitai completed this course.
I have taken learning how to learn and it was great and a huge help. Mindshift is also very useful and helped me again. I missed though the professional literature in the amount they gave us in LHTL, I was looking forward articles so much. This course is more to the public, simpler easy to follow and complete - these are of course advantages. It is a great nudge to think about oneself and aims and why are we not so successful as we wish to be. The professors in the videos are perfection, Barbara Oakley is impossible not to pay attention to, and Terence Sejnowski is giving you the impression that you actually understand neuropsychology, which is, of course, an illusion but how nice! I would recommend this course to everyone in doubt about themselves and about what to do next in life. My advice to the MOOC makers would be to give more background literature, the same amount they have given us in LHTL, I still use those. And I could not understand why they talked so much about MOOCs, but
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I have taken learning how to learn and it was great and a huge help. Mindshift is also very useful and helped me again. I missed though the professional literature in the amount they gave us in LHTL, I was looking forward articles so much. This course is more to the public, simpler easy to follow and complete - these are of course advantages. It is a great nudge to think about oneself and aims and why are we not so successful as we wish to be. The professors in the videos are perfection, Barbara Oakley is impossible not to pay attention to, and Terence Sejnowski is giving you the impression that you actually understand neuropsychology, which is, of course, an illusion but how nice! I would recommend this course to everyone in doubt about themselves and about what to do next in life. My advice to the MOOC makers would be to give more background literature, the same amount they have given us in LHTL, I still use those. And I could not understand why they talked so much about MOOCs, but of course, if this is the next trend in education then they know better. But I had so much fun, and I loved it. Thank you for providing people this great opportunity and help.
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5.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
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. Because it's an extension of previously taught concepts, it's inherently less impactful than it's predecessor, but to be fair, the bar has already been set very high.

The visuals are more engaging/memorable and the dialogue is clearer and better-delivered this time around. Barb definitely seems more comfortable, and she makes the learning process stress-free and leisurely. The videos are more brisk, and each week feels less intimidating, and easier to complete, compared to the previous MOOC.

As expected, the content is solid, practical, and worthwhile. I found the lessons on motivation (Be Specific, Decrease Impulsiveness, Increase Expectancy, Increase Value) to be a particularly helpful when planning my week.

Also, after completing a test, there's an explanation accompanied with each incorrect answer explai
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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. Because it's an extension of previously taught concepts, it's inherently less impactful than it's predecessor, but to be fair, the bar has already been set very high.

The visuals are more engaging/memorable and the dialogue is clearer and better-delivered this time around. Barb definitely seems more comfortable, and she makes the learning process stress-free and leisurely. The videos are more brisk, and each week feels less intimidating, and easier to complete, compared to the previous MOOC.

As expected, the content is solid, practical, and worthwhile. I found the lessons on motivation (Be Specific, Decrease Impulsiveness, Increase Expectancy, Increase Value) to be a particularly helpful when planning my week.

Also, after completing a test, there's an explanation accompanied with each incorrect answer explaining exactly how that answer is wrong. The instant feedback worked wonders for me because I didn't have to scour through the previous videos (or my notes) in order to discover how I was wrong. I don't believe this was a feature in "Learning How to Learn", but I could be mistaken.

Overall, I highly recommend this course, but with one caveat: if you haven't finished "Learning How To Learn", please do so before starting "Mindshift". You won't regret it.
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5.0 3 months ago
by Robyn Bole audited this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
As an adult learner, I was intimidated by the idea of going back to school. I struggled when I was a high school student and through what I did in college 20 years ago. Learning has just never been easy because I was just bored and could not focus on what was being said. So I gave up the idea that I could ever be a success.

I have loved this class. It has taken away a lot of my anxiety about re-starting an education in mid-life. It has taught me new ways to learn and to view the learning process. I have begun a change in my thought patterns, leading to a reduction in my negative attitude about the possibility of being able to gain an education this time around. I now believe it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks after all.

The instructor, Barbara Oakley, is great. At first, I was struggling to pay attention to what she was saying. But, the more I watched her videos I really connected with her. She shared her own struggles as a learner an
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As an adult learner, I was intimidated by the idea of going back to school. I struggled when I was a high school student and through what I did in college 20 years ago. Learning has just never been easy because I was just bored and could not focus on what was being said. So I gave up the idea that I could ever be a success.

I have loved this class. It has taken away a lot of my anxiety about re-starting an education in mid-life. It has taught me new ways to learn and to view the learning process. I have begun a change in my thought patterns, leading to a reduction in my negative attitude about the possibility of being able to gain an education this time around. I now believe it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks after all.

The instructor, Barbara Oakley, is great. At first, I was struggling to pay attention to what she was saying. But, the more I watched her videos I really connected with her. She shared her own struggles as a learner and it made her much more personable. I could identify with her even though my issues are ADHD related. I retained the information better because of the way she presented the material with video clips and stories. The quizzes after each lesson helped to cement the information into my brain. I now share what I have been learning with my teenagers who are working through high school now. I am also looking forward to taking new classes that will help me transition to a new career path.

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3.0 10 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It is a light course that won't take much of your time and some of the videos included nice ideas. 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".
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4.0 7 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I took this course right after taking Learning to Learn, because I really enjoyed Barbara Oakley's presentation of the material. I also appreciate the neuroscience contributions of her inspiring co-presenter Terry Segnowski. While I liked Learning to Learn better, I am glad that I took Mindshift. I am also reading the book Mindshift, and find the stories and self-reflection exercises to be very helpful in shifting my beliefs about my own abilities. I always thought I was a right brained creative, but now I know I have the capacity to do more difficult technical things. The few hours it took were well spent, as I have already seen an improvement in my learning to read, remember and understand music theory. The cognitive approach they recommend works well for many adult learners. I would not recommend this to people who have severe developmental disabilities or FASD - the course is based on changing your own thinking, which is not necessarily what everyone needs, some people just need mo
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I took this course right after taking Learning to Learn, because I really enjoyed Barbara Oakley's presentation of the material. I also appreciate the neuroscience contributions of her inspiring co-presenter Terry Segnowski. While I liked Learning to Learn better, I am glad that I took Mindshift. I am also reading the book Mindshift, and find the stories and self-reflection exercises to be very helpful in shifting my beliefs about my own abilities. I always thought I was a right brained creative, but now I know I have the capacity to do more difficult technical things. The few hours it took were well spent, as I have already seen an improvement in my learning to read, remember and understand music theory. The cognitive approach they recommend works well for many adult learners. I would not recommend this to people who have severe developmental disabilities or FASD - the course is based on changing your own thinking, which is not necessarily what everyone needs, some people just need more support to achieve modest goals in their lives.

Barbara and Terry both come across as very intelligent, sweet and adorable, interesting teachers. I highly recommend this course to most adults interested in making a change in their learning or direction in life.
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3.0 7 months ago
by John K. Philip completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Not surprised that most of the reviews here compared this MOOC with Dr. Oakley's first one: Learning How To Learn.

This one was way too easy and at the end of it, I felt cheated - in a way. I spent a good amount of time expecting a step change forward from the first MOOC. I breezed through the online quizzes and the one assignment before I received an email congratulating me on finishing the programme and asking me to buy the certificate. I did pay for a certificate after my first MOOC, but this one I refused to because I couldn't justify it to myself even though I scored 100% in all the online quizzes. That feeling of elation on have 'achieved' a Mindshift was missing.

Would I recommend it? To those who completed the first MOOC, this would be a logical bringing together of all the concepts one started with on that course. There little by way of new value meriting of four weeks' work (and the money for the certificate). Do it to review the learnings from the
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Not surprised that most of the reviews here compared this MOOC with Dr. Oakley's first one: Learning How To Learn.

This one was way too easy and at the end of it, I felt cheated - in a way. I spent a good amount of time expecting a step change forward from the first MOOC. I breezed through the online quizzes and the one assignment before I received an email congratulating me on finishing the programme and asking me to buy the certificate. I did pay for a certificate after my first MOOC, but this one I refused to because I couldn't justify it to myself even though I scored 100% in all the online quizzes. That feeling of elation on have 'achieved' a Mindshift was missing.

Would I recommend it? To those who completed the first MOOC, this would be a logical bringing together of all the concepts one started with on that course. There little by way of new value meriting of four weeks' work (and the money for the certificate). Do it to review the learnings from the first MOOC.

That's it!
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4.0 8 months ago
by Ramon Medel completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
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. Lo destacable es que a diferencia de su antecesor, este curso que parecer diseñado para motivar y empoderar, es decir, va más allá de las explicaciones y sugerencias. Por esta razón lo recomendaría, principalmente a quienes inician en los MOOCs. Finalmente, a pesar de la buena intención con la edición y los recursos visuales, me resultó molesto en ocasiones algunos errores de edición y colores o efectos utilizados. 4/5

I found the first course How to Learn more useful; Mindshift addresses what could not be included in the first one, or perhaps a brief update. What is remarkable is that unlike its predecessor, this course that seems designed to motivate and empower, goes beyond explanations and suggestions. For this reason, I would recommend it, especially for those starting in MOOCs. Finally, despite the
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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. Lo destacable es que a diferencia de su antecesor, este curso que parecer diseñado para motivar y empoderar, es decir, va más allá de las explicaciones y sugerencias. Por esta razón lo recomendaría, principalmente a quienes inician en los MOOCs. Finalmente, a pesar de la buena intención con la edición y los recursos visuales, me resultó molesto en ocasiones algunos errores de edición y colores o efectos utilizados. 4/5

I found the first course How to Learn more useful; Mindshift addresses what could not be included in the first one, or perhaps a brief update. What is remarkable is that unlike its predecessor, this course that seems designed to motivate and empower, goes beyond explanations and suggestions. For this reason, I would recommend it, especially for those starting in MOOCs. Finally, despite the good intentions with editing and visuals, I sometimes found annoying some editing errors and colors or effects used.
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4.0 10 months ago
by Ragini Babitha audited this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Courses from Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski can never disappoint you. This is my second course from them after Learning How To Learn (LHTL). But, I think it makes more easy if we take this course after completing LHTL; that way it would be easy to comprehend some of the tools/techniques explained in this course. Mindshift really helped find ways of revealing my hidden potential. It helps boosts your confidence, but of course not until you apply the techniques explained in this course. However, I have a suggestion - in their future courses it would be more interesting if they can explain techniques with more real life examples and more interviews (with loads of questions, and not just a guest appearance). Thanks a lot Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski.
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4.0 9 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course was visually appealing as well as being filled with inspirational, scientific and myth busting information. The section on 'overcoming cognitive distortions' is particularly helpful to help one recognize the thought patterns that can hold you back and ways to overcome. Barbara highlights how our worst traits can also be our best traits. For example, it was comforting to know that a poor working memory allows for more creativity. Overall, this course was very enjoyable, easy to follow and filled with great tips. One still has to do the hard work to make change but at least they provide some tools to point you in the right direction.
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5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I am a Venezuelan living in Italy , I have aleado decide to change the discipline I work ed all my life, but this course help me a lot to see more clearly the road I want to choose , how to go through this road , fight the problems I will encounter , and maybe help others travelers I could find on my way.

It's like going to the jungle with Indiana Jones at your side .
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5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Extremely interesting, helpful, and motivating course. It opens your mind to not only transform your life, but bring encouragement to others who need life transformation. It destroys the mundane, and enables you to realize you have a whole world of learning right at your fingertips. Possibilities are endless and that brings hope.
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4.0 8 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I enjoyed this course immensely. I began teaching a course unrelated to my field of expertise and each day was approached with much trepidation. The information provided in this course has given me both insight and encouragement. Additionally, it has armed me with a wealth of teaching strategies to motivate my students.
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5.0 7 months ago
by Astrid Ixehuatl completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course was really amazing. I enjoyed every session of this course and also I learned a lot of new things and information. But the most important was that it helped me to make my own mindshift. I also recommend to take the course "Learning how to Learn", it's not hardly necessary but it will be a great complement.
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5.0 8 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is as excellent as "Learning how to learn" : in an informal way, with humour, it gives you tools and advices on how, and what, to keep on learing, in front of an ever and faster changing world. At the end of the course, you're aware of the pitfalls to avoid, and the help you can have to navigate your way.
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