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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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590 reviews for Coursera's Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

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2 months ago
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 thi Read More
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 weeks ago
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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 Read More
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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2 months ago
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 Read More
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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3 weeks ago
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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 looki Read More
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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a month ago
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 thi Read More
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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4 weeks ago
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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 Read More
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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2 months ago
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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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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course. Il learned a lot as it completes the "Learning how-to learn one".

It's a really sure value: you don't loose your time taking it.
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2 weeks ago
Abhilash Vj completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This course follows on the footsteps of thr highly rated and famous course Learning How To Learn which gave me great insights to the process of life long learning although I had taken dozens of moocs before that course it gave me a great boost of confidence knowing that I had executed many of the techniques they use ho Read More
This course follows on the footsteps of thr highly rated and famous course Learning How To Learn which gave me great insights to the process of life long learning although I had taken dozens of moocs before that course it gave me a great boost of confidence knowing that I had executed many of the techniques they use how to learn with out knowing that and so I can confidently say those techniques work.This course however tells us not just to follow our passion but also to broaden our passion.This course tells us to be practical while following your dreams effectively a mix of your parents advice and your passion but I think it is possible with today's technology such as moocs.This course is to open our minds to learning and new experiences and I think it will change your attitude towards learning and will let you have many more passions.I completed watching the videos and quizes but there is amore engaging and time consuming honors content which I think will reinforce all those concepts taught in the course it is notnecessary to complete the honors content to complete the course.So go ahead , Happy learning.
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2 weeks ago
Mahwish Anwar completed this course.
This is the first MOOC I have completed out of the 20+ of MOOCs I enrolled into. So it has to my favourite for now! I like it because the materiel / key concepts were well presented; the script, natural gestures , animations, metaphors, humor helped in understanding the material and enabled me to stick to it. The less Read More
This is the first MOOC I have completed out of the 20+ of MOOCs I enrolled into. So it has to my favourite for now!

I like it because the materiel / key concepts were well presented; the script, natural gestures , animations, metaphors, humor helped in understanding the material and enabled me to stick to it. The lessons were nicely broken down , were not overwhelming. The option to enroll in new session just appeared while I was wrapping week 4 (last session ended 2 days late ago and I was super busy so couldn't catch up), which is very good, because otherwise I was planning to type answers for the forums and post now and post later when the new session starts.

If you are not sure, you should take up some new, difficult or unrelated task/job/activity in your personal or professional life, this course is what you should take!

Good thing is it has many frequent sessions, so probably there is one opened now for you! So enroll fast!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I had learned so much in Learning How to Learn that I had to give this second course a try. What I appreciate most about this course are the practical tips that can be put into action right away. This course didn't seem to have as much science as the first one, which I would have liked. As well, there are a few vide Read More
I had learned so much in Learning How to Learn that I had to give this second course a try. What I appreciate most about this course are the practical tips that can be put into action right away. This course didn't seem to have as much science as the first one, which I would have liked. As well, there are a few videos about what makes a good MOOC, which I found a little off topic, even though I understand that the information can help with better choosing which MOOCs to take. Dr. Oakley and Dr. Sejnowski are both much more animated in this second course and I would say that next time they don't need to try as hard (less Hollywood) and just be themselves. They are both very inspiring and good speakers! My takeaway from this second course is that it is possible to experience a mindshift - it takes being open to thinking in different ways and it takes deliberate action. Thank you Dr. Oakley, Dr. Sejnowski, and your teams!
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a month ago
Fatma Saghrouni partially completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I learned a lot from this course. The subjects covered are very relevant and useful for everyday life, personal and professional The presentation of key points is so easy Complex concepts are simplified to be understood by virtually anyone The illustrations are funny Concrete examples brought from the experience o Read More
I learned a lot from this course.

The subjects covered are very relevant and useful for everyday life, personal and professional

The presentation of key points is so easy

Complex concepts are simplified to be understood by virtually anyone

The illustrations are funny

Concrete examples brought from the experience of the teacher make the concepts real, close to us and alive, therefore convincing and striking

This course and the one "Learning how to learn" was a point of a new beginning for me

These 2 courses have inspired and motivated me

On the other hand, this course was an opportunity for me to improve my English. I am Francophone. There was no French translation . But that was not an obstacle for me. I watched and rewatched the videos to lose no crumbs of what the teachers say.

A BIG THANK YOU for you Teachers, Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski

And for the entire team

My sincere gratitude
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a month ago
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Nalaka Gamage completed this course, spending 16 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I have taken LHTL course before and it was one of the best MOOCs I have done. I decided to took this one, since it's from the same team and I was having a hard time due to a recent career change I have made. I'm happy with the information presented and I was able to learn and apply some of them to keep motivated. Compa Read More
I have taken LHTL course before and it was one of the best MOOCs I have done. I decided to took this one, since it's from the same team and I was having a hard time due to a recent career change I have made. I'm happy with the information presented and I was able to learn and apply some of them to keep motivated. Comparing to LHTL, I thought the course perhaps was bit too simple and the lessons are too short at times. At times it felt like scientific component is lacking though all the content seems to be backed by scientific research. That's perhaps the only minor downside. I like the simplicity and openness by Barb and Terry when presenting. Thank you for putting up this course and I have enjoyed and learned from it. I would recommend this to someone whether they are thinking of a career change, retirement, or even have become too complacent on current career.
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2 months ago
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 Read More
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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a week ago
John Tyler Housley completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I found this course to be slightly less useful than its companion, but there is plenty of worthwhile material to be found as well. Additionally, this course utilizes concepts from Learning How to Learn which makes it worthwhile as a review as well as a fresh perspective on the overlapping material. Of course, there is Read More
I found this course to be slightly less useful than its companion, but there is plenty of worthwhile material to be found as well. Additionally, this course utilizes concepts from Learning How to Learn which makes it worthwhile as a review as well as a fresh perspective on the overlapping material. Of course, there is a plenty of content here that is useful in its own right. Among the topics covered were the importance of broadening ones passions, making the most of online learning via MOOCs, as well as a number of topics pertaining to careers and life enhancement. Again, the instructor was wonderful and clear. The material was presented at a very accessible level and the commitment required to complete the course is surprisingly low relative to its benefit.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Would recommend taking their previous MOOC "Learning How To Learn" – as the topic is same and continued in this MOOC – before this one, though You would be fine also, if You don't take it. I feel that this course have reminded some things and surely given some thoughts to think about more. Some to highlight: the effe Read More
Would recommend taking their previous MOOC "Learning How To Learn" – as the topic is same and continued in this MOOC – before this one, though You would be fine also, if You don't take it.

I feel that this course have reminded some things and surely given some thoughts to think about more. Some to highlight: the effect that my past and current environment has to my learning ; the value that lifetime learning (accompanied with good exercise and nutrition) and widening my hobbies, passion or skills, can add to my life ; and of course, the mentors and the books! 

Easy to listen videos with constant examples, tips and good amount of history and statistics as well.

One will always be learning, though one can choose, what, how much and where.
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4 days ago
Ma. Asuncion Schenk completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
If you have taken "Learning How to Learn" made by the same instructors, there will be some overlap (duplication) in the first week and a few instances in the rest of the weeks which could be a little disappointing. It might be too much to ask for a separate version for those who took the first class - and just show th Read More
If you have taken "Learning How to Learn" made by the same instructors, there will be some overlap (duplication) in the first week and a few instances in the rest of the weeks which could be a little disappointing.

It might be too much to ask for a separate version for those who took the first class - and just show the "new" things - career path, learning style, mentors, reading, etc. (if possible so that it will be efficient)

I have not finished all the optional videos yet but the Nelson Dellis' memory tips (videos 1, 4[names and faces], and 5 [language]- only the ones I finished yet) were very entertaining.

Overall, I still think Barbara Oakley and Terence Sejnowski are good at what they do and look forward to their future MOOCs.
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2 months ago
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Rob Willans completed this course.
This course builds on the authors previous very popular "Learning How To Learn Course", in not only explaining how best to approach learning but also how to learn strategically to benefit from your learning. Learners in the middle or later years of their life will find this especially helpful, as would those who have s Read More
This course builds on the authors previous very popular "Learning How To Learn Course", in not only explaining how best to approach learning but also how to learn strategically to benefit from your learning. Learners in the middle or later years of their life will find this especially helpful, as would those who have struggled with confidence from learning or have had previous bad experience with learning in formal environments.

The course is concise and not too onerous in time terms, and touches on a number of important topics, reinforcing learning through a short number of multiple choice questions and also encouraging participants to share their learning experiences and how they are using what they've learned in the course.
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Viviane Lador Vogel completed this course.
This is a great MOOC for learning how to take advantages in all life situation. You will learn your brain function regarding memorization, and you will be able to use this new knowledge to memories anything you need to remember. Nice metaphors and examples are used all along the course, and you will find difficult to s Read More
This is a great MOOC for learning how to take advantages in all life situation. You will learn your brain function regarding memorization, and you will be able to use this new knowledge to memories anything you need to remember. Nice metaphors and examples are used all along the course, and you will find difficult to stop watching it because it seems suddenly so easy to learn how to change or improve your life. The teachers, Barbara Oakley and Terrence Sejnowski, are amazing. Barbara is fantastic in the way she is always able to transmis her calmness and clear explanations; then, you be able to turn your weaknesses, negative emotions for positive situations.

In other words, you will get soon addicted to this MOOC.
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2 months ago
Jay Shaffer completed this course.
This was an excellent MOOC not only because of the content but also the variety in the presentation. The subject matter can be understood quickly and applied immediately. Colorful graphics and helpful metaphors introduce complicated topics in an easy-to-comprehend method. Also, bonus sections on techniques for memori Read More
This was an excellent MOOC not only because of the content but also the variety in the presentation. The subject matter can be understood quickly and applied immediately. Colorful graphics and helpful metaphors introduce complicated topics in an easy-to-comprehend method. Also, bonus sections on techniques for memorization are available each week.

Dr. Barbara Oakley recorded the bulk of the instruction and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski also provided complementary information each week. (Full disclosure, I also completed "Learning How to Learn" MOOC and the setting is so intimate, I want to call the instructors "Barbara" and "Terry". ) I highly recommend this course to life-long learners, young or young-at-heart.

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Anonymous completed this course.
If I took this MOOC without having taken the Learning How to Learn (LHTL) MOOC, I would have given a five-star review. I am giving a four-star one here, as somehow I felt underwhelmed a bit because of my (probably unfoundedly) high expectations. On net, both instructors delivered a coherence course on how to make use Read More
If I took this MOOC without having taken the Learning How to Learn (LHTL) MOOC, I would have given a five-star review. I am giving a four-star one here, as somehow I felt underwhelmed a bit because of my (probably unfoundedly) high expectations.

On net, both instructors delivered a coherence course on how to make use of learning to become a better person per se. This life-wide scope is now much wider than that of LHTL (which seems to focus on school matters) more. However, perhaps because of this far-ranging scope the examples of success used are much harder to be readily related to the audience. That said, what the instructors conveyed are likely principles that should be mulled over years, not weeks.
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2 months ago
Yenni Febrina completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A very insightful, scientifically enlightening and inspiring course if you happen to be in the cloud of thinking to make a career shift or to acquire a second skill or being stuck in a life situation/job you hate or simply to understand that it is a must for us to keep on learning till our last breath in life! Deliver Read More
A very insightful, scientifically enlightening and inspiring course if you happen to be in the cloud of thinking to make a career shift or to acquire a second skill or being stuck in a life situation/job you hate or simply to understand that it is a must for us to keep on learning till our last breath in life!

Delivered in a very easy (and funny! Yeah!) way to understand by anyone from any background.

Verdict: highly recommended for any home sapiens in any stage of their life who wish to understand better about what they could do in their life regarding to their passions with some reality checks (wish my 5-year-old daughter could take this course now so my parenting tasks will be lighter :D)

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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I completed this course in 2 weeks, and found it to be fantastic. While not necessary, I would advise all participants to complete the MOOC Learning How to Learn first, as Mindshift felt like an improved sequel that built off the lessons of the former. After taking LHTL, I noticed a complete change in how I approache Read More
I completed this course in 2 weeks, and found it to be fantastic.

While not necessary, I would advise all participants to complete the MOOC Learning How to Learn first, as Mindshift felt like an improved sequel that built off the lessons of the former. After taking LHTL, I noticed a complete change in how I approached learning, and a thorough improvement in the results. While it is too early to say with certainty whether this MOOC will have the same effect, I am highly confident that it will.

This MOOC has not only inspired me to pursue the new opportunities that are arising in the new economy, it has provided me with concrete methods to achieving them.
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a month ago
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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 tr Read More
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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Barbara Hibdon completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I really enjoyed this course and it gave me tools to use in my daily life. The weekly presentations were short enough to complete easily. The written assignments did take time--but I put a lot of effort into them--which is why I marked the difficulty of the MOOC as medium. If you don't put much effort into them, this i Read More
I really enjoyed this course and it gave me tools to use in my daily life. The weekly presentations were short enough to complete easily. The written assignments did take time--but I put a lot of effort into them--which is why I marked the difficulty of the MOOC as medium. If you don't put much effort into them, this is a very easy and entertaining course. This is an excellent MOOC for the beginner. One down side is it is a lot like the first MOOC they did on learning. I would have liked to see a little more depth in this one. Other than that, it was very helpful for me at this time in my life--retired and looking for direction. I hope they do more.
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2 months ago
Sindhu Rao completed this course.
I took this course called Mindshift with a great expectations of getting to know about the Mindshift required to change one's learning ability and career progression, and I must say I am not at all disappointed. This is one of the courses which made me to wait for the next video and learn as much as I can. The instruct Read More
I took this course called Mindshift with a great expectations of getting to know about the Mindshift required to change one's learning ability and career progression, and I must say I am not at all disappointed. This is one of the courses which made me to wait for the next video and learn as much as I can. The instructors Prof. Barbara Oakley and Terrence have taught the course very well and makes it very interesting. This course has a right mixture of information clubbed along with some visuals. The way of explaining is simple to understand, yet still deep.

I recommend everyone to take this course, irrespective of the career stage, age or demography.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course (and Learning How to Learn) should be required for every serious student! The easily understood concepts give an invaluable structure for designing an effective life long learning practice. Outstanding in every respect. Barb Oakley is a teacher whose love of her subject and love for her students jumps off Read More
This course (and Learning How to Learn) should be required for every serious student! The easily understood concepts give an invaluable structure for designing an effective life long learning practice. Outstanding in every respect. Barb Oakley is a teacher whose love of her subject and love for her students jumps off the screen--I'd put her in the top rank of all the teachers I've ever had, even though I've never met her. If you think MOOCs are cold and impersonal, take one of Barb's courses and change your mind! Well, take one of her courses and change your mind in lots and lots of energizing and exciting ways. Five stars without reservation!
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2 months ago
Marc Linsangan completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Great follow-up to Learn How to Learn. This course teaches us how to be more purposeful in our learning. It gives practical and insightful advice on how to improve our life and career. A couple examples of valuable advice: 1. Do not ask someone you don't know to be your mentor. The mentor-mentee relationship should d Read More
Great follow-up to Learn How to Learn. This course teaches us how to be more purposeful in our learning. It gives practical and insightful advice on how to improve our life and career.

A couple examples of valuable advice:

1. Do not ask someone you don't know to be your mentor. The mentor-mentee relationship should develop organically. Be useful to your mentor also so both of you benefit from the relationship.

2. It's okay not to be the fastest learner. We can learn the material or skill more deeply if we study it slowly.

3. We don't have to be the best in a single skill. Being good enough at a stack of skills can be a huge advantage.
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2 weeks ago
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Said Ali completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The best MOOC ever. This course shifted my perspective in learning and growth. This course is for you if: 1. You want to improve your learning ability. 2. You're looking for intellectual and professional growth. 3. You want to stop procrastinating and put and end to failure in completing courses. I failed to comple Read More
The best MOOC ever. This course shifted my perspective in learning and growth. This course is for you if:

1. You want to improve your learning ability.

2. You're looking for intellectual and professional growth.

3. You want to stop procrastinating and put and end to failure in completing courses.

I failed to complete MOOC courses for years and even wasted money on some courses but thanks to MINDSHIFT course, I completed this course and it give me the motivation to start and finish Coursera specializations, Udacity nanodegrees or treehouse techdegrees, etc sooner or later when I'm financially capable to take them one at a time.
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3 weeks ago
Jasmine O completed this course.
This course has helped me to better understand how learning can be addictive and can improve my health. I have also enjoyed learning new techniques to apply to my life long learning journey. Barbara delivers the content with visual diagrams and metaphoric analogies which has helped to solidify my understanding. I also Read More
This course has helped me to better understand how learning can be addictive and can improve my health. I have also enjoyed learning new techniques to apply to my life long learning journey. Barbara delivers the content with visual diagrams and metaphoric analogies which has helped to solidify my understanding. I also love the fact that the topics are broken down to mini 3-5minutes sessions with quizzes at the end and opportunities to have discussions with other learners. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who has struggled with learning new things and is looking for a better way to learn effectively and effeciently.
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2 months ago
Steven Cooke completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This course might be best as a "preview" to the more practical techniques taught in "Learning How To Learn". It is a good guideline for anyone wondering about how to cope with modern change or still looking for how to get into a particular career. I "audited" and even with the "Honors Assignments" I don't think that Read More
This course might be best as a "preview" to the more practical techniques taught in "Learning How To Learn". It is a good guideline for anyone wondering about how to cope with modern change or still looking for how to get into a particular career.

I "audited" and even with the "Honors Assignments" I don't think that anyone would really gain more from the "Paid" version with the Certificate. It might be better to just ask for "donations" if you liked the course than to require a fee.

It's short length, engaging teachers and general topic make it a great MOOC for anyone trying out online learning for the first time!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Mindshift is a GREAT MOOC; many thanks to Barbara, Terrence and all the Mindshift team! It is fantastically vivid, inspiring and useful. It might seem easy, especially to those who took the previous course, Learning How to Learn. However, being a teacher myself, I realize that this apparent "easiness" is one of the mos Read More
Mindshift is a GREAT MOOC; many thanks to Barbara, Terrence and all the Mindshift team! It is fantastically vivid, inspiring and useful. It might seem easy, especially to those who took the previous course, Learning How to Learn. However, being a teacher myself, I realize that this apparent "easiness" is one of the most precious virtues of a MOOC, which originate from the talent and hard work of the authors. Barbara and Terry have found a very good balance between giving specific facts and advices, and showing the directions and horizons for further individual learning and development. Thank you again!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Bigs thanks to Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski once again for another great MOOC. They really know how to tickle my curiosity, break my hidden shackles of "passion", and shift my mindset to realize the potential and possibilities/opportunities that I had all along. I feel empowered and excited to learn/di Read More
Bigs thanks to Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski once again for another great MOOC. They really know how to tickle my curiosity, break my hidden shackles of "passion", and shift my mindset to realize the potential and possibilities/opportunities that I had all along. I feel empowered and excited to learn/discover something new!

Love the optional interviews! Those videos are gold!

Thank you Nelson for the awesome memory tools! The top 10 populated countries, the tallest buildings, and the grocery lists scattered in your apartment. It's so funny, I can still (slowly but surely) remember them!
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2 months ago
Viktoria L completed this course.
Wow, to begin, this is an absolutely amazing, enormously inspirational must-take course -- really, before doing anything else you’re up to, you'd better stop and FIND A FEW HOURS to go through it!!) I once called its predecessor, Learning How to Learn, “super insightful, revealing, engaging -- and by far, just unpar Read More
Wow, to begin, this is an absolutely amazing, enormously inspirational must-take course -- really, before doing anything else you’re up to, you'd better stop and FIND A FEW HOURS to go through it!!)

I once called its predecessor, Learning How to Learn, “super insightful, revealing, engaging -- and by far, just unparallelled course” -- but it’s been surpassed by this new, significantly upgraded sequel!

You’ll likely to feel like it can change your whole life! Enjoy! ;)

& of course, countless thanks go to the instructor dream team, Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski!!!
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14 hours ago
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Nigelcochran completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I found the Mindshift MOOC, very interesting, useful & at times very changeling. I wanted to successfully complete the MOOC in 4 weeks; pleased to say this I acheived. The Mindshift book was equally useful to look up points in more detail & preparation for the regular tests. While I have read the book & studied from Read More
I found the Mindshift MOOC, very interesting, useful & at times very changeling.

I wanted to successfully complete the MOOC in 4 weeks; pleased to say this I acheived.

The Mindshift book was equally useful to look up points in more detail & preparation for the regular tests.

While I have read the book & studied from it to acheive my successful completion of the MOOC, I have yet to complete the extra points in each chapter usually headed up 'now you try'.

Will now go through the book working through these points which I am sure will enchance my learning still further.

Nigel [from the UK]

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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was the first MOOC I have ever taken and I am so lucky to have coincidentally chosen this one to start with. It was like a sales pitch for online learning basically but way more than that. It was really enjoyable, full of enough inspirational ideas and scientific facts to be a well-rounded Viewpoint of the materia Read More
This was the first MOOC I have ever taken and I am so lucky to have coincidentally chosen this one to start with. It was like a sales pitch for online learning basically but way more than that. It was really enjoyable, full of enough inspirational ideas and scientific facts to be a well-rounded Viewpoint of the material.

It's also excellent for anyone who has had any difficulty learning in the past to explain misconceptions that may have been communicated to them or insecurities felt.

Thank you for this labor of love for human kind, I wish everyone would take it!! ;)
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Overall, I absolutely loved this course - and I recommended it widely. It created a positive and active approach to shifting your mindset. I felt very inspired. As a scientist, I also found the additional facts from science helpful for me to understand why and how shifting can work. My only complaint is that Terry's s Read More
Overall, I absolutely loved this course - and I recommended it widely. It created a positive and active approach to shifting your mindset. I felt very inspired. As a scientist, I also found the additional facts from science helpful for me to understand why and how shifting can work.

My only complaint is that Terry's sections often lacked the easy and logical structure that Barb had. A review of the paragraphs will support this observation I trust. There were times pharmaceutical drugs were injected into the discussion for what appeared to me to be for no apparent reason.
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6 days ago
Wallace Sousa completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course is a very and real way to change and challenge your mind and your way of thinking to embrace the new and learn some helpful contents and subjects to help you to improve and increase your personal and professional skills and to reach a better, new and broad learning lifestyle model that may lead you to accom Read More
This course is a very and real way to change and challenge your mind and your way of thinking to embrace the new and learn some helpful contents and subjects to help you to improve and increase your personal and professional skills and to reach a better, new and broad learning lifestyle model that may lead you to accomplish incredible and awesome goals. If you want to build a better version of you, this is - along with Learning How to Learn - the best free for charge option you have since ever and ever. What are you waiting for? Run and apply now! God bless you :)
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3 weeks ago
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Vicky completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.
If you are thinking of learning a new subject or starting some MOOCs or even having trouble completing any new course or subject, I highly recommend Mindshift. It will prepare and encourage you to tackle something new. The course takes about 2 hours per week (maybe less), but the value is in completing all the exercise Read More
If you are thinking of learning a new subject or starting some MOOCs or even having trouble completing any new course or subject, I highly recommend Mindshift. It will prepare and encourage you to tackle something new. The course takes about 2 hours per week (maybe less), but the value is in completing all the exercises and participating in class discussion. Barb and even Terry are so engaging. Terry comes across as someone you want to be friends with but will highly respect as an instructor. After completing Mindshift, I am so motivated to start a new class tomorrow!
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2 months ago
Steve Diamond completed this course.
Great course. But...a bit more eclectic and less structured than Learning How To Learn (LHTL). I also prefer separate documents online that show all the great reference sources. Also, although a bit of LHTL material is repeated in this course, I'd strongly recommend taking LHTL first. Ultimately, the mindset shift of Read More
Great course. But...a bit more eclectic and less structured than Learning How To Learn (LHTL). I also prefer separate documents online that show all the great reference sources. Also, although a bit of LHTL material is repeated in this course, I'd strongly recommend taking LHTL first.

Ultimately, the mindset shift of MINDSHIFTING is a must-have versus a nice-to-have in our wonderful and beauteous world. We owe Barb (can I call her Barb? Oops!) huge gratitude for developing this material for us, and for her passion, enthusiasm, and corny jokes. Keep it coming!
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3 weeks ago
Suhas R completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It is a good follow up to Learning how to Learn and can be taken either concurrently or after the other one. The course provides helpful ways to deal with learning requirements that life throws at us whether via a job lay off or skill obsolescence or taking up a hobby. The best parts lie in the pace of learning, the co Read More
It is a good follow up to Learning how to Learn and can be taken either concurrently or after the other one. The course provides helpful ways to deal with learning requirements that life throws at us whether via a job lay off or skill obsolescence or taking up a hobby. The best parts lie in the pace of learning, the content about how our memory and mind works when confronted with a learning task and the optional interviews with real world experts in diverse fields such as neurology, writing and business. Highly recommended as a follow up to Learning hw to learn.
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2 months ago
Tauno Tooming audited this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential is beginner level course focused on career and how get most out of learning online. The videos are insightful and helpful if your are choosing a career, planning to change career or just thinking how you could learn better in the long run Read More
Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential is beginner level course focused on career and how get most out of learning online. The videos are insightful and helpful if your are choosing a career, planning to change career or just thinking how you could learn better in the long run.

A important part of the course are the discussion forums, where people can share their stories and thoughts about career changes, hidden talents or just how learn better and more every day in your life. I definetly advice to read the forums.
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2 months ago
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Anna Boychenko completed this course.
Fun, thought-provoking and inspirational! With the same best features as we saw in Learning How To Learn: short videos with effectively condensed information, funny metaphors, that make it easier to grasp and remember the key ideas, upbeat manner and attitude, ready-to-use practical pieces of advise - and more. I liked Read More
Fun, thought-provoking and inspirational! With the same best features as we saw in Learning How To Learn: short videos with effectively condensed information, funny metaphors, that make it easier to grasp and remember the key ideas, upbeat manner and attitude, ready-to-use practical pieces of advise - and more. I liked it that the course makes reference to and provides more information about some key ideas in Learning How To Learn. And more insight into Barbara's life story makes it even more personal, moving - and inspiring.

Thanks for the great course!
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2 months ago
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Ronan Mac Laverty completed this course.
This course builds on the "Learning how to learn" course, and maintains a similar style with newer information. It was very enjoyable, with good quizzes, questions for pondering, and extra information. Additionally, it is quite short and sweet, so it is time well spent. While the same information is available elsewh Read More
This course builds on the "Learning how to learn" course, and maintains a similar style with newer information. It was very enjoyable, with good quizzes, questions for pondering, and extra information. Additionally, it is quite short and sweet, so it is time well spent.

While the same information is available elsewhere on MOOCs and other materials it is rarely combined in such a neat package. Some parts of the course are refreshing, especially the bit about slow vs. fast learners. I would (and have) highly recommend this course to anyone.

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2 months ago
Mr. Jackie Townsend completed this course.
This my second class with Drs. Barb Oakley and Terry Sejnowski. Both of these classes are transformative. In particular, Mindshift has cause me to rethink previously livelong held premise in 2 areas, sales and programming. I shifted into sales and I am currently deep in learning programming. I am excited about both of Read More
This my second class with Drs. Barb Oakley and Terry Sejnowski. Both of these classes are transformative. In particular, Mindshift has cause me to rethink previously livelong held premise in 2 areas, sales and programming. I shifted into sales and I am currently deep in learning programming. I am excited about both of these areas. I encourage all who read this post to take, not only this course, but learning to learn will transform your life but if you share with others they will be transformed also. So, share what you learn as I have done!!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The Mindshift MOOC gives many keys to maximize your learning and your thinking about learning. There are many factors that enhance learning and Mindshift helps you think of those factors as you are learning and preparing to learn. This is a short 4 week course (that you can complete in one or two weeks) and each video Read More
The Mindshift MOOC gives many keys to maximize your learning and your thinking about learning. There are many factors that enhance learning and Mindshift helps you think of those factors as you are learning and preparing to learn. This is a short 4 week course (that you can complete in one or two weeks) and each video draws you in to a different concept of learning that is important to consider. Age 12 through retirement who wants to enhance learning time and application would do well to consider the ideas presented in the Mindshift MOOC.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A follow-on to the highly successful Learning How To Learn course, this course features high production values, good advice, and one of the most active discussion boards I have ever seen in a MOOC. Experienced learners and/or MOOCers will not find much of the material new, but it's all good stuff and worth "hearing Read More
A follow-on to the highly successful Learning How To Learn course, this course features high production values, good advice, and one of the most active discussion boards I have ever seen in a MOOC.

Experienced learners and/or MOOCers will not find much of the material new, but it's all good stuff and worth "hearing" again. The workload is as light as advertised and the emphasis is on the experience rather than difficult assignments. Most importantly, it is just what it advertises itself to be (plus high quality.)

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4 days ago
Rmbales@aol.com completed this course.
This course may well be the "gold standard" for MOOCs. The material, the presentation, the length of videos and the process are excellent. I don't think I will ever forget some of the metaphors used to explain the concepts. I am relatively new to MOOCs and on-line learning. This course helped me to understand the vas Read More
This course may well be the "gold standard" for MOOCs. The material, the presentation, the length of videos and the process are excellent. I don't think I will ever forget some of the metaphors used to explain the concepts.

I am relatively new to MOOCs and on-line learning. This course helped me to understand the vast number of MOOCs available, the differences between a MOOC and traditional classroom education and how to evaluate the MOOC itself.

Excellent course. Well worth the time. Good supplement to the book.

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2 months ago
Jason Braganza completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
When Barbara Oakley does a course, you can be sure it’ll be … insightful, easy to do yet full of wisdom, full with tonnes of quizzes full of practical tips, full of metaphors and analogies to help you understand full of crazy cartoons and chock full of pics diagrams and what not and funny! If you want to unders Read More
When Barbara Oakley does a course, you can be sure it’ll be …

insightful,

easy to do yet full of wisdom,

full with tonnes of quizzes

full of practical tips,

full of metaphors and analogies to help you understand

full of crazy cartoons and chock full of pics diagrams and what not

and funny!

If you want to understand how to “shift” your mind to do better in life through learning; this is it.

Barbara & Terry are awesome! The course is a must do if you want to go ahead in life.

Why are you still here? Go enroll!
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2 weeks ago
Christian Burk completed this course.
This is the best MOOC I have ever taken and the FIRST I've ever completed, having started many, MANY before. At first, I thought it was pretty cheesy, with the way Barb talked and kind of swayed a little when she emphasized a point. Plus, the graphics were so silly. But it also started to grow on me and even make sense Read More
This is the best MOOC I have ever taken and the FIRST I've ever completed, having started many, MANY before. At first, I thought it was pretty cheesy, with the way Barb talked and kind of swayed a little when she emphasized a point. Plus, the graphics were so silly. But it also started to grow on me and even make sense the farther I went in the course. As a result, I'm convinced that this combination of persona, editing, animation, script, chunking of material and research have made this an ideal MOOC.
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2 months ago
Nijah Allen completed this course.
I totally enjoyed this course! The teacher used props that kept my attention. And she had a great sense of humor which showed in the videos and quizzes. I learned how my past skills and talents can be utilized when making a career shift. I also learned an effective way to study by allowing my random thoughts to j Read More
I totally enjoyed this course!

The teacher used props that kept my attention. And she had a great sense of humor which showed in the videos and quizzes.

I learned how my past skills and talents can be utilized when making a career shift.

I also learned an effective way to study by allowing my random thoughts to just pass by. And where the best place for me to study is!

I also learned how to use my creative I.T skills, and how to follow career trends.

I recommend this soft skills development course!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I have attempted many MOOCS in the past, but this was the first one that I have ever completed and has given me the confidence to go ahead with others. The composition and presentation of the course had me engrossed in the subject and as a result made me sure to completed it. I would make one other comment, I think Read More
I have attempted many MOOCS in the past, but this was the first one that I have ever completed and has given me the confidence to go ahead with others. The composition and presentation of the course had me engrossed in the subject and as a result made me sure to completed it. I would make one other comment, I think that there should be only ONE attempt allowed to complete each test as this would be more reflective of real examination situations, rather than the three attempts which the course allows.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is really an inspiring course which leaves you with a set of tips and tricks for a lifelong learning adventure. It covers a lot of discoveries in neuro science, advocates change as a chance and makes you grow mentally. It's really enjoying to watch Mindshift, take part in the discussions, and perform the quizzes - Read More
This is really an inspiring course which leaves you with a set of tips and tricks for a lifelong learning adventure. It covers a lot of discoveries in neuro science, advocates change as a chance and makes you grow mentally. It's really enjoying to watch Mindshift, take part in the discussions, and perform the quizzes - you will be surprised how much you learned! I can recommend this course, it's a pleasure to watch! You'll gain a lot through this course not only in your work but also in life!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Perfect Continuation of Learning How To Learn, with many insights on how to apply learning science to everyday's life.For me it is the right course at the right time, capturing perfectly today's society needs to be able to thrive in contant change, amazing and accessibile with any background! It is really encouraging t Read More
Perfect Continuation of Learning How To Learn, with many insights on how to apply learning science to everyday's life.For me it is the right course at the right time, capturing perfectly today's society needs to be able to thrive in contant change, amazing and accessibile with any background! It is really encouraging to see how up and downs belong to everyone's life paths and to discover how to address so many situations that everyboday comes across either while learning or during her career.
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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous partially completed this course.
I will try to make it short and sweet. While going through the course, I learned some tricks which impressed me so much that I started using them right off the bat. ''Pomodoro technique'' and ''Labelling your emotions'' are few I can name. Furthermore, the course gives valuable insights on learning and even backs them Read More
I will try to make it short and sweet. While going through the course, I learned some tricks which impressed me so much that I started using them right off the bat. ''Pomodoro technique'' and ''Labelling your emotions'' are few I can name. Furthermore, the course gives valuable insights on learning and even backs them up with concrete results obtained from various researches. Overall, the course galvanizes you to go past the barrier or whatever is holding you down to evolve or revolutionize.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very interesting, made with passion, definitely worth spending the time to complete it. I am not so fond of the quality of the video-editing and usage of poor "special effects". Also, the technical quality (volume level) should be improved. On the educational side, it is not very challenging for the student. Some quiz Read More
Very interesting, made with passion, definitely worth spending the time to complete it. I am not so fond of the quality of the video-editing and usage of poor "special effects". Also, the technical quality (volume level) should be improved.

On the educational side, it is not very challenging for the student. Some quizzes, some posts in discussion groups, some optional very short texts that are peer reviewed. The MOOC doesn't encourage you (me) to be very creative.

Nonetheless, the MOOC is great!
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3 weeks ago
Edinso Gabriel Mariña completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It's a great MOOC to broaden your passions and you'll learn how to face career and emotionally problems related to your lifestyle learning. Also, you are going to learn how your brain works and that will help you to change your habits of learning. The languaje it's simple (it helped me to practice my English), videos a Read More
It's a great MOOC to broaden your passions and you'll learn how to face career and emotionally problems related to your lifestyle learning. Also, you are going to learn how your brain works and that will help you to change your habits of learning. The languaje it's simple (it helped me to practice my English), videos are made with a good quality and quizzes are easy, so, don't be intimidated of this course because what you are going to learn here because it'll be usefull for the rest of your life.
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2 months ago
Ll completed this course.
The course was a good follow-up from Learning How to Learn. I hoped it would have offered more additional references than it did, hopefully they'll share more through the newsletter. One weird thing about it was the section about MOOCS; interesting but not entirely relevant and seemed to pander to an audience of people Read More
The course was a good follow-up from Learning How to Learn. I hoped it would have offered more additional references than it did, hopefully they'll share more through the newsletter. One weird thing about it was the section about MOOCS; interesting but not entirely relevant and seemed to pander to an audience of people who were just wowed by Learning How to Learn's success, rather than people who came to Mindshift because they were seeking lessons in dealing obstacles in learning.
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2 months ago
Javier Blandin Alonso completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is a superb course,with excellent teachers. The subjects covered are very useful,and the way the instructors present the material facilitated the understanding of this. I took the course Learn how to learn, and this is course is a natural progression of that. Other value added are the interviews,in order to hav Read More
This is a superb course,with excellent teachers.

The subjects covered are very useful,and the way the instructors present the material facilitated the understanding of this.

I took the course Learn how to learn, and this is course is a natural progression of that.

Other value added are the interviews,in order to have a practical perspective of the covered materials.The memory tips are also a value.

the quizzes on the video contribute to consolidate and to remember the areas covered.
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a month ago
Dan Sonnett completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is a well-organized and constructed course that provides a great overview to learning in general and online learning in particular. It's just the right blend of scientific insight, personal wisdom, corny humor, and helpful visual metaphors to provide students with an easily digestible overview of a topic that matt Read More
This is a well-organized and constructed course that provides a great overview to learning in general and online learning in particular. It's just the right blend of scientific insight, personal wisdom, corny humor, and helpful visual metaphors to provide students with an easily digestible overview of a topic that matters to all of us. I highly recommend it for those who, by nature of their personality or circumstances of their lifes, are compelled to take the leap and learn something new!
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2 months ago
Sneha Kamath completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
i wanted to start taking moocs and i thought the best place to start would be learning how to learn. The course was very interesting and gave a indepth way for learning. Really enjoyed Barbara Oakleys teaching methods and Terry Sejnowski's amazing neurology related clips..they were facinating. Because this course was Read More
i wanted to start taking moocs and i thought the best place to start would be learning how to learn. The course was very interesting and gave a indepth way for learning. Really enjoyed Barbara Oakleys teaching methods and Terry Sejnowski's amazing neurology related clips..they were facinating. Because this course was sooo good i decided to go on and take Mindshift .It was really a mind booster..it has given me the confidence that i can learn anything. Thank you Barbara and Terry.
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2 months ago
Francesco Vattela completed this course.
Another great courses about enhancing your learnig experience by Barb and Terry. In this course you will find terrific insights that will help you to learn more effectivly and tips to avoid procastination. The video-lessons are thrillling and never boring. The important information are well underline. The time requ Read More
Another great courses about enhancing your learnig experience by Barb and Terry.

In this course you will find terrific insights that will help you to learn more effectivly and tips to avoid procastination.

The video-lessons are thrillling and never boring. The important information are well underline.

The time required for the weekly tasks are not so much however sometimes required some deep reflection about yourself. very powerful.

Don't waste your time, follow this course now!
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2 months ago
Sumita Mukherjee completed this course.
A course that sets you thinking about options you have in making career changes and that it is not impossible, whatever may be your age and stage in life. Barbara is a fantastic speaker, with clear diction and ability to keep you hooked to what she is saying. Terry's scientific inputs give you the science behind what B Read More
A course that sets you thinking about options you have in making career changes and that it is not impossible, whatever may be your age and stage in life. Barbara is a fantastic speaker, with clear diction and ability to keep you hooked to what she is saying. Terry's scientific inputs give you the science behind what Barbara says and makes the course all the more engrossing. Thanks for a superb MOOC! Lives up to the expectations of those who have done Barbara's Learning How To Learn MOOC.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is a great course for learners who are just starting MOOC or who have already finished some MOOCS before. There are two assignments which are very very important as well as interesting. The course is divided into four major sections which will be taken in four weeks. Personally I have learned so many new things as Read More
This is a great course for learners who are just starting MOOC or who have already finished some MOOCS before. There are two assignments which are very very important as well as interesting. The course is divided into four major sections which will be taken in four weeks. Personally I have learned so many new things as well as ideas that I can use in future to improve myself. A invite all to take this MOOC and be attentive while doing so. Wishing you all the best for future.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I just finished Mindshift and would recommend it for anyone (young, old or in between) who are on a quest for self-improvement. Barbara Oakley and Terrance S. deliver a top notch MOOC that is easy to comprehend in a personable format. The videos are short which makes it convenient to break up your learning into small Read More
I just finished Mindshift and would recommend it for anyone (young, old or in between) who are on a quest for self-improvement. Barbara Oakley and Terrance S. deliver a top notch MOOC that is easy to comprehend in a personable format.

The videos are short which makes it convenient to break up your learning into small chunks. The quizzes, assignments and final test are well designed to reinforce what is taught.

Humor is brought to the class in small but appropriate doses too.
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2 months ago
Olympia B. Gonzalez completed this course.
I found Mindshift to be a stimulating and insightful course. I have taken about 10 MOOCs but I could not see where those courses were leading me. Mindshift helped me understand why I was taking those courses, what I was getting from them, and how they contributed to a new form of learning that opened my mind to new p Read More
I found Mindshift to be a stimulating and insightful course. I have taken about 10 MOOCs but I could not see where those courses were leading me. Mindshift helped me understand why I was taking those courses, what I was getting from them, and how they contributed to a new form of learning that opened my mind to new possibilities. The approach is step by step through the student's own process of learning. I feel more assured now as to my capacity to learn from MOOCs.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I honestly cannot say enough good things about this course but let me start by saying it's the only MOOC that I've completed and I have taken many wonderful ones. This one beats them all. I just kept learning more and more things and this became addictive. This MOOC can help you through a sticky situation or even give Read More
I honestly cannot say enough good things about this course but let me start by saying it's the only MOOC that I've completed and I have taken many wonderful ones. This one beats them all. I just kept learning more and more things and this became addictive. This MOOC can help you through a sticky situation or even give you insights to get unstuck from a boring and repetitive life. No matter what your career is, no matter what you're studying, this is one MOOC you should take NOW.
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2 months ago
Joan Pasch audited this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I completed this course as an auditor. I had taken the Learning How to Learn course previously, and this followed similar ideas. I learned a lot, and the videos were fun to watch, although the people jumping around the page so much was a bit distracting. Barbara Oakley is an appealing speaker, and I liked how she in Read More
I completed this course as an auditor. I had taken the Learning How to Learn course previously, and this followed similar ideas. I learned a lot, and the videos were fun to watch, although the people jumping around the page so much was a bit distracting. Barbara Oakley is an appealing speaker, and I liked how she intertwined her personal experiences with scientific information. This is a good course for people at any level of education, and I felt it was inspiring for me.
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2 months ago
Miguel Marcos completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The professors in this MOOC are the same as Learning How To Learn. I took that one but did not complete it. This one is broader in scope and I find it more valuable. The concepts transmitted, backed up by research-based evidence, are valuable. The way these concepts are taught, the rhythm, the sequence itself, is great Read More
The professors in this MOOC are the same as Learning How To Learn. I took that one but did not complete it. This one is broader in scope and I find it more valuable. The concepts transmitted, backed up by research-based evidence, are valuable. The way these concepts are taught, the rhythm, the sequence itself, is great. I highly recommend it to literally anyone, from people who are unsure what direction they want to go in to to people who know exactly what they want to do.
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2 months ago
Sita Thomas completed this course.
This is an excellent course for preparing for any major change in your job itself, switching jobs, going back to school, or preparing to switch careers in the future. Drs. Oakley and Sejnowski put a lot of work into their MOOCs and it shows - they flow well, I often look forward to the next class and next assignment, a Read More
This is an excellent course for preparing for any major change in your job itself, switching jobs, going back to school, or preparing to switch careers in the future. Drs. Oakley and Sejnowski put a lot of work into their MOOCs and it shows - they flow well, I often look forward to the next class and next assignment, and am bummed when the course ends. I feel invigorated and like I can do anything in life, and indeed I've already begun pursuing my dreams in new ways!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is both inspiring and encouraging for people of all ages to continue to try to learn new things. It emphasizes "learning" and not just passing or completing MOOCs or any other instruction. Having started several MOOCS in the past but not completing them all, I felt like I failed but after taking this course Read More
This course is both inspiring and encouraging for people of all ages to continue to try to learn new things. It emphasizes "learning" and not just passing or completing MOOCs or any other instruction. Having started several MOOCS in the past but not completing them all, I felt like I failed but after taking this course, I realized that not all courses are a good fit and sometimes it takes several attempts to master certain subjects. The main thing is to keep trying.
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4 weeks ago
Christian Nunca Jamás completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A very helpful and fun course to follow which gives you important insights on: - what are your hidden capabilites and assets? - how to learn effectively? - how to match your assets with opportunities? I highly recommend this course to anybody who wants to get the most out of MOOCs in general, thinks about developin Read More
A very helpful and fun course to follow which gives you important insights on:

- what are your hidden capabilites and assets?

- how to learn effectively?

- how to match your assets with opportunities?

I highly recommend this course to anybody who wants to get the most out of MOOCs in general, thinks about developing a second skills (but doesn't know where to start) and people who are interested in adapting a learning lifestyle.

Thank you very much, Dr. Oakley!
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2 months ago
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Lawrence Sumera completed this course.
Barbara Oakley and his team already set the gold standard of online MOOCs. It would be difficult to find another course which replicates her enthusiasm, knowledge and passion. I think the best MOOCs are the ones which really want to help you learn a subject the best way possible using the least jargon. It's all about m Read More
Barbara Oakley and his team already set the gold standard of online MOOCs. It would be difficult to find another course which replicates her enthusiasm, knowledge and passion. I think the best MOOCs are the ones which really want to help you learn a subject the best way possible using the least jargon. It's all about maximizing the key concepts while minimizing the distractions. Because of this course, I am now more motivated to pursue a joyful life of learning!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course has helped me to get a new view on many things in my life. Coming from the MOOC "learning how to learn", I'd taken this course to broaden the things I learned beforehand and get new knowledge about learning in life. In this course I learned so much about very important aspects of a "learning lifestyle", I Read More
This course has helped me to get a new view on many things in my life. Coming from the MOOC "learning how to learn", I'd taken this course to broaden the things I learned beforehand and get new knowledge about learning in life.

In this course I learned so much about very important aspects of a "learning lifestyle", I would recommend it to everyone. Also Barbara Oakley and Terence are very good in choosing the topics and transferrring the knowledge to the students.

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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Barb Oakley has a unique way of teaching. She has changed how I learn and how I think about my ability to learn. My report cards always said I was shy with average ability and that's how I saw myself. Barb has taught me (through this course and her other course Learning How to Learn) that I can be more than average. Read More
Barb Oakley has a unique way of teaching. She has changed how I learn and how I think about my ability to learn. My report cards always said I was shy with average ability and that's how I saw myself. Barb has taught me (through this course and her other course Learning How to Learn) that I can be more than average. I've put this into practice and am on a 50 days streak of learning Italian, I'm enjoying it and retaining it. Thank you Barb and Terry.
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2 months ago
Jaydeep Singh completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A very good course for beginners, especially the ones who have not taken moocs before. This course doesn't talk about a single topic but gives you a perspective on many things, especially about learning and being practical about choosing or switching careers. This course has helped me to be a little more practical abou Read More
A very good course for beginners, especially the ones who have not taken moocs before. This course doesn't talk about a single topic but gives you a perspective on many things, especially about learning and being practical about choosing or switching careers. This course has helped me to be a little more practical about choosing what I believe in and also gave me important insights about how not to be swept away by public opinion. I highly recommend it.
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2 months ago
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Juan Antonio Zapata completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I found this course very important at this point of my career. The tips about education help me to continue learning and be optimistic about further studying. Understanding the process of learning makes me a better student and a better professor. I appreciate the role of mentor and how I can help others. I agree that Read More
I found this course very important at this point of my career. The tips about education help me to continue learning and be optimistic about further studying. Understanding the process of learning makes me a better student and a better professor.

I appreciate the role of mentor and how I can help others. I agree that the future of education is online, so the more we learn about developing a MOOC the better. Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Oakley and her team.

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2 weeks ago
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Panos Trichas completed this course.
A very helpful online course. Keeping up with the level of quality and success of Learning How to Learn, Barbara Oakley's previous MOOC, Mindshift is a must for everyone. The skills required for learning and navigating through any career, and the possibility of changing it, is considered basic and something that should Read More
A very helpful online course. Keeping up with the level of quality and success of Learning How to Learn, Barbara Oakley's previous MOOC, Mindshift is a must for everyone. The skills required for learning and navigating through any career, and the possibility of changing it, is considered basic and something that should be intuitive. However, this course underlines how necesary it is to be mindful and recieve guidance for these things, and it delivers in both.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This MOOC came at a time when I really needed it the most, it bought clarity to me helped me to understand my own learning ability and potential. Reinforcing these concepts with humor, fun, and cutting edge science all in their engaging video style. The quiz question after each video helps to reinforce the material. I Read More
This MOOC came at a time when I really needed it the most, it bought clarity to me helped me to understand my own learning ability and potential. Reinforcing these concepts with humor, fun, and cutting edge science all in their engaging video style. The quiz question after each video helps to reinforce the material. I would highly recommend this MOOC to anyone interested in self-improvement or to anyone who just wants to continue learning. Thank you for this.
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2 months ago
Jane Janovyak completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This course was a delight. It's a challenge to think differently about oneself, but that's the only way a person can really pursue change, right? The information in this course leaves you with clear steps about the "how" of changing your mind, along with plenty of encouraging things to think about, including the reason Read More
This course was a delight. It's a challenge to think differently about oneself, but that's the only way a person can really pursue change, right? The information in this course leaves you with clear steps about the "how" of changing your mind, along with plenty of encouraging things to think about, including the reasons why you should. Practical, applicable and easy to understand, yet profound in scope. I highly, highly recommend this course.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course was exactly what I was expecting: A guide to help me rediscover that I can keep learning at any age and any subject. After I've learned the tools provided in this course and explanations on how the brains learns, I am much more confident in my ability to tackle any new subjects I need to learn. Now is up Read More
This course was exactly what I was expecting: A guide to help me rediscover that I can keep learning at any age and any subject. After I've learned the tools provided in this course and explanations on how the brains learns, I am much more confident in my ability to tackle any new subjects I need to learn. Now is up to myself to follow up and be willing to make an effort and dedicate time to learning. I Highly recommend this course.
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2 months ago
Tereza Velka completed this course.
The course is great! It has a wider scope than Learning how to Learn. It reveals new techniques how to learn effectively, tells about new research in neuroscience, adresses meditation, stress, influence of the environment, how to broaden your interests, make decisions concerning your career/lifepath, learn new skills. Read More
The course is great! It has a wider scope than Learning how to Learn. It reveals new techniques how to learn effectively, tells about new research in neuroscience, adresses meditation, stress, influence of the environment, how to broaden your interests, make decisions concerning your career/lifepath, learn new skills. It is about acquiring a new minset towards life, a learning mindset that become the fuel that drives you towards your goals.
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a week ago
Jennifer Woods completed this course.
Barbara Oakley & Terry Sejnowski have created a very enjoyable, significant course. Whether you're new to online learning, looking to change careers, are taking an interest course or are learning to keep your mind fresh and agile, Mindshift has something for everyone. It's creatively put together, the instructors are Read More
Barbara Oakley & Terry Sejnowski have created a very enjoyable, significant course. Whether you're new to online learning, looking to change careers, are taking an interest course or are learning to keep your mind fresh and agile, Mindshift has something for everyone. It's creatively put together, the instructors are engaging, the information is explained clearly and concisely-- a definite plus for a MOOC. Highly recommended!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I think that obviously considerable thought had gone into the lay out of the course material. Barbara was upbeat and cheery which like one of rules for promoting an interest in MindShift. It would be nice if there was a further progression after completing the course, something more specific, more one an one, that coul Read More
I think that obviously considerable thought had gone into the lay out of the course material. Barbara was upbeat and cheery which like one of rules for promoting an interest in MindShift. It would be nice if there was a further progression after completing the course, something more specific, more one an one, that could further our individual journeys. I guess in the alternate its simply the message " don't stop learning ".
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course! The material is easy to follow and well presented. It is a great follow-up class to Learning How To Learn class by the same teachers. Some of the information presented you will feel like you knew already. This class will help you put that knowledge to work. But there will definitely be plenty of Read More
Excellent course! The material is easy to follow and well presented. It is a great follow-up class to Learning How To Learn class by the same teachers. Some of the information presented you will feel like you knew already. This class will help you put that knowledge to work. But there will definitely be plenty of new ideas and concepts (and a bit of motivation) that will get you moving towards achieving the changes you want.
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4 weeks ago
Andreas Spannbauer completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This was my first MOOC ever, so I hadn't looked at the Learning how to Learn MOOC beforehand. Some of the ideas presented in this course could be helpful and encouraging for people that feel "stuck" in their current carreer and want to change their life through learning. However, this course is very, very light on ac Read More
This was my first MOOC ever, so I hadn't looked at the Learning how to Learn MOOC beforehand.

Some of the ideas presented in this course could be helpful and encouraging for people that feel "stuck" in their current carreer and want to change their life through learning.

However, this course is very, very light on actual material. It's mostly trying to encourage you and remove the misconception that change isn't possible.
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2 months ago
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Bob audited this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Dr. Oakley and Dr. Sejnowski have done it again. This is an excellent course and was made fun by our professors. I highly recommend this course to anyone, for it truly can help bring about a mind-shift that can make a real difference in a persons life. Dr. Oakley and Dr. Sejnowski, thanks for helping to shape my min Read More
Dr. Oakley and Dr. Sejnowski have done it again. This is an excellent course and was made fun by our professors.

I highly recommend this course to anyone, for it truly can help bring about a mind-shift that can make a real difference in a persons life.

Dr. Oakley and Dr. Sejnowski, thanks for helping to shape my mind. Now I know, no matter what the age, I can change and do the things that I always wanted to do.

Thanks.

Bob
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a month ago
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Blanca Moran completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I have to be very honest, before doing this MOOC I subscribed at least to seven other more, and I never passed from week 1. This MOOC is the first one I was able to continue and finish it. IT HAS TAUGHT ME A LOT. Barbara Oakley has shown me that nothing is too big or too scary once you start doing it. Economics is a ve Read More
I have to be very honest, before doing this MOOC I subscribed at least to seven other more, and I never passed from week 1. This MOOC is the first one I was able to continue and finish it. IT HAS TAUGHT ME A LOT. Barbara Oakley has shown me that nothing is too big or too scary once you start doing it. Economics is a very competitive field, and I was always scared of even trying something else, but I am not anymore.
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a week ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I took the course for personal enrichment and it helped me to overcome my imposter syndrome, to positively reframe my mindset according to my goals and to actively practice on the materials. It even fueled my (clueless, crazy and way too unreachable, for the most who claim to know me best) willing to learn more Maths a Read More
I took the course for personal enrichment and it helped me to overcome my imposter syndrome, to positively reframe my mindset according to my goals and to actively practice on the materials. It even fueled my (clueless, crazy and way too unreachable, for the most who claim to know me best) willing to learn more Maths and sciences! I started attending some other MOOCs about Mathematical thinking and the Fibonacci numbers
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2 months ago
Kamalini Trentham completed this course.
I completed this course in 10 days. It is very addictive. I took Learning to Learn before so was familiar with the presenters style. Although the course stands on its own, it will be a great help to have done the previous course Learning how to Learn. I am 78 years old and am not going to a new profession, but to kno Read More
I completed this course in 10 days. It is very addictive. I took Learning to Learn before so was familiar with the presenters style.

Although the course stands on its own, it will be a great help to have done the previous course Learning how to Learn. I am 78 years old and am not going to a new profession, but to know that I can keep growing new neurones in my hippocampus by learning new things is enough reward.
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3 weeks ago
Uli Schallenberg completed this course.
Thank you very much Barbara ! This is a great Course as I expected after Learning How to learn. It helped me broaden my perspctives on what is possible for me and what I never thought. It is exciting to have a range of talents and possibilities I did not follow up on or didn t realize i Had till now- So thanks again an Read More
Thank you very much Barbara ! This is a great Course as I expected after Learning How to learn. It helped me broaden my perspctives on what is possible for me and what I never thought. It is exciting to have a range of talents and possibilities I did not follow up on or didn t realize i Had till now- So thanks again and all the best for you Barbara. Hope that we receive a weekly mail with suggestions and ideas.
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a month ago
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William Carpenter partially completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I hold six earned degrees and have completed nearly 50 MOOC courses and nearly 70 of The Great Courses. I am a committed life-long learner, so the course was very supportive and validating for me. It also presented new scientific information I was not aware of, and I believe would be encouraging for anyone who takes Read More
I hold six earned degrees and have completed nearly 50 MOOC courses and nearly 70 of The Great Courses. I am a committed life-long learner, so the course was very supportive and validating for me. It also presented new scientific information I was not aware of, and I believe would be encouraging for anyone who takes the class. Anyone and everyone will benefit in some way from experiencing "Mindshift."
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3 weeks ago
Auntie V completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is my 5th MOOC on coursera, the course is well structured, even the quizzes are thoughtfully developed, different questions every time, unless we truelly understand what we are taught, it's impossible to obtain high grade. The topics we learn along with the MOOC are so practical and stimulating. It helps us to r Read More
This is my 5th MOOC on coursera, the course is well structured, even the quizzes are thoughtfully developed, different questions every time, unless we truelly understand what we are taught, it's impossible to obtain high grade.

The topics we learn along with the MOOC are so practical and stimulating. It helps us to review our career path, our passions, our emotions in a positive and rational perspective.
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4 weeks ago
Reagan Estrella completed this course, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
It's a must before diving into other courses training or practice.It helps you to have an effective way of absorbing new informations which speeds up your learning.It is good for all ages who wants change,in general.It is a sort of a lobby before you start stepping at new doors of exploration or opportunitie. Itis like Read More
It's a must before diving into other courses training or practice.It helps you to have an effective way of absorbing new informations which speeds up your learning.It is good for all ages who wants change,in general.It is a sort of a lobby before you start stepping at new doors of exploration or opportunitie. Itis like the golden rule in learning,and these rules are the few ones that isn't meant to be broken.
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2 months ago
Josh Gunter completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is a great, relatively easy course to take if you're looking for practical ideas about how to approach learning and are unsure about your goals. Having been through Barbara's Learning How to Learn Course, I still benefitted from taking this course, which re-inforced some of the lessons from her previous MOOC. The Read More
This is a great, relatively easy course to take if you're looking for practical ideas about how to approach learning and are unsure about your goals. Having been through Barbara's Learning How to Learn Course, I still benefitted from taking this course, which re-inforced some of the lessons from her previous MOOC. The course requires lots of reflection and engaging on the message boards. Highly recommended!
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2 months ago
Tracey Henderson completed this course.
Really enjoyed working through this program - in particular, good to learn that we tend to strengthen what we are already good at, and overlook things that are harder to learn - but, started to give learning attention to new things can turn them into strengths as well (eg saying youre good at language and not at scien Read More
Really enjoyed working through this program - in particular, good to learn that we tend to strengthen what we are already good at, and overlook things that are harder to learn - but, started to give learning attention to new things can turn them into strengths as well (eg saying youre good at language and not at science ... but turn your attention to science, and you might find you're good at it).
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a month ago
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This MOOC is so pleasant and useful for those who want to do a mindshift in ther lives. The core idea is based on learning, and how developing learning skills and life-long learning may be significantly beneficial for any situation in your life. It is an amazing MOOC, which is a 2nd part of "Learning how to learn". However, I somehow preferred the concepts and tips given in the first course.
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2 months ago
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Fredia Fuller Dillard completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course was great. At 63, I see myself sometimes struggling a little to keep up with my 20-something co-workers. However, this course showed me that I am still a viable lifelong learner - it may just take a little longer - and I can increase my life expectance by continuing my thirst and quest for knowledge. Thanks, Barb Oakley and Terry Sejnowski! I really loved this course. More, more, more!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Exceptional course. Even better than the fist "Learning how to learn". Very well structured. Interesting all the way through. And very helpful. The most amazing thing to me was that every single video gave some new information I was not aware of. I'm an Educational Neuroscientist working as Adjunct Professor at the university and this MOOC was an important update for my passion and job.
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2 months ago
Debra White completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I'm 70 and retired, but my whole being is more engaged with life than ever before. I found this sequel to Learning How to Learn informative, entertaining, and inspiring. I love that Barbara Oakley and the other speakers she brings in share so much of their own stories and experiences. This keeps it real, and opens the doors of the mind to all kinds of possibilities. Thank you!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The instructors guide you in an entertaining and didactic way, along a path of reflection on your life and share important skills to support you in your learning goals, changing careers, or simply becoming a more efficient and positive person. With a modest investment over 4 weeks, the journey is a pleasure and the course can have a big influence in your life. Take this course.
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2 months ago
Laurence Niro audited this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Great thanks to Barbara OAKLEY and Dr Terrence SEJVOWSKY. I completed the 2 courses which are fantastics MOOCs. I enjoyed them because we learn a lot about memory, motivation... with good practical tips, the explanatons of the concepts are easy to understand and icing on the cake: the courses are funny! They encoura Read More
Great thanks to Barbara OAKLEY and Dr Terrence SEJVOWSKY.

I completed the 2 courses which are fantastics MOOCs.

I enjoyed them because we learn a lot about memory, motivation... with good practical tips, the explanatons of the concepts are easy to understand and icing on the cake: the courses are funny!

They encourage you to go ahead with learning.

So, I recommend this 2 MOOCs for anyone.
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2 months ago
Luiz Carlos Pellegrini audited this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course provides valuable insights to better understand ourselves in several senses like: emotionally, rationally, and so on. The course also helps a lot to transform some problems and failures in important knowledge to help us overcome these situations. The content of this course can be fully applied to our perso Read More
This course provides valuable insights to better understand ourselves in several senses like: emotionally, rationally, and so on. The course also helps a lot to transform some problems and failures in important knowledge to help us overcome these situations.

The content of this course can be fully applied to our personal and professional life immediately.

I really recommend this course

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2 weeks ago
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Daniel T Casey completed this course.
Excellent course. A good, practical follow-up to "Learning How to Learn." I would recommend completing that course prior to taking "Mindshift." Its focus on how adult learning has career and even health benefits is important and a boost to everyone in self-improvement mode. Dr. Oakley referenced a future course on personal productivity. I would expect it to be awesome as well.
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2 months ago
Timothy Wang completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The videos are very short, 5min or so each, but don't leave them all till Sunday. The concepts presented are very easy but can be quite challenging if you want to get into your life's direction. I highly recommend the first course "Learning How to Learn" which address creating good learning habits as a pre-requisite Read More
The videos are very short, 5min or so each, but don't leave them all till Sunday.

The concepts presented are very easy but can be quite challenging if you want to get into your life's direction.

I highly recommend the first course "Learning How to Learn" which address creating good learning habits as a pre-requisite to this class, as this expands on what was taught there.
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a month ago
Maria Tsakni Voukia completed this course.
I fully recommend this course to anyone interested. This was an excellent MOOC, I enjoyed the material and the various presentations. Barbara Oakley is one of the best instructors I have ever seen. I believe that the material is easily understandable and the knowledge that one gets is invaluable. After Mindshift, I can plan my learning, my life and career skills accordingly.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I think this is a great course, the information is presented in a clear, interesting way. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that I felt that the goal of this course wasn't clear. It is about the importance of continuous learning and of making mindshifts (changing your way of thinking about your passions and careers), but I got bit confuse with the course structure.
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2 months ago
Gg Poulloin completed this course.
When I studied at Hull University I thought. I had reached the very best. I thought this until I did this course. It is exceptional. Equal to the best available. I worked for some years as a university lecturer and tried to do some of the learning that this course provides. Will go back over it and learn on depth. Am 66 and have been inspired and motivated. 100% first class.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
MindShift was very user friendly and enjoyable. The potential complexity of the information was diffused into learnable chunks. The plain speak by the professors made the material easy to grasp. If you haven't taken a MOOC yet, may I recommend, MindShift be your first. I believe you will come away with a more enlighten perspective on how you learn and what is learning.
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3 weeks ago
Bonnie G. completed this course.
Instructor is very engaging and down to earth. First MOOC I've seen that addresses upcoming economic/societal changes. A high-level general overview, which maintains an optimistic, hopeful outlook as to how learning can help you thrive. My favorite concept I learned about was "selective ignorance" (similar to JOMO (joy of missing out, as opposed to FOMO)?).
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3 weeks ago
Cyril Quinto audited this course.
This is a life changing MOOC.

Ever since I took this one, it help me step out of the boundaries that I set for myself. Being around MOOCs and mostly technical ones, I now understood why this MOOC done by Barbara and Terrence are a hit. They have simply made learning enjoyable. Getting one's attention locked in by using the visuals too well.

This is HIGHLY recommended!
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3 weeks ago
Stephen Granger completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Another well presented MOOC by Barb. It exposes and breaks down learning difficulties that are personal, common and not generally given definitive answers and simplifies responses that capture complex concepts.

If you are looking to take on a MOOC on a foreign subject or subject that you are not that passionate about (yet), this would be a good MOOC to take first.
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3 weeks ago
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Tom Heenan completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
While I enjoyed this course, Learning how to Learn is that bit better. It had more depth and more detail to it. Mindshift is still a good course, and it has given me some motivation to direct my learning more purposefully. I plan to take the course again at some point, working through the optional extra material (honours content) that I didn't have time for this time.
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2 months ago
Prahalad Rajkumar completed this course.
This is a great course that helps in making a mind shift, and develop an affinity towards learning. This is in spirit a sequel to Barbara Oakley and Terry Sejnowski's "Learning How to Learn" course, which is excellent as well. This course is very practical, and touches on science in adequate parts. Highly recommend it for people to make positive shifts in their life.
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3 months ago
Thomas Simonini completed this course.
I read and watch their first MOOC Learning How To Learn + the book and it helps me a lot to improve my learning methodology.

I' ve just finished their new MOOC it was so excellent that I finished it in 2 days !!! The videos are always very good, the ideas are well explained, some useful interviews can help to broad your vision.

If I have one advice: take this course !
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I just completed Mindshift and it's probably the best MOOC I have taken and completed with a certificate. I recommend this course highly especially to those learners who are new to the MOOC world. The principles in Mindshift are valuable and relevant to everyone regardless of age, status, experience, career or education. Take this course, you won't regret it!

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4 weeks ago
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Wendy Delfin completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is a good following to the Learning How To Learn course. It is also good for those who have some learning obstacles, career change decision challenges, and new career challenges. If you're also trying to stay sharp in your chosen career, you will find something here that will be of help too. The instructors are enthusiastic and the videos are rich with visuals.
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2 months ago
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Jesus Andujar completed this course.
I really enjoyed doing it, very easy to follow, didactic, fun, visual, practical to use in my life, useful, handy because I can do it when I have time, made me think, realistic with today demands, I feel empowered and excited to learn/discover something new and explore new possibilities. I highly recommend it. A new path is opened now. Thank you very much.
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4 weeks ago
Barrie Thesen completed this course.
I have just finished Mindshift. I enjoyed this course and it has taught me several useful concepts including putting a label on my feelings, reading to become the smartest person in the room, broadening my passion for learning new things and using diffuse and focused thinking. In addition I have learned more about MOOCs, how to find them and how to rate them.
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2 months ago
Fiona Leinster-evans completed this course.
This is an excellent course - you will discover that whatever your age you have huge potential to learn and that everything that you have learnt to date will help inform your future learning. I wish I had done this course 30 years ago! You will also learn great tips to deal with procrastination and how to work and learn effectively. Highly recommended.
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2 months ago
Vasilis Vasilopoulos completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I have completed 5-6 MOOC's. This MOOC is very interesting and appropriate for persons of any age, class or educational background. It explains why we should not stop trying to learn, broaden our passions and how we can be more creative. It is good for our brain functions as well as our career. It seemed, quite easy, though. I suggest it to everyone.
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2 months ago
German Niebles completed this course.
Mindshift is the best MOOC that i ever taken, it's inspirational. This course encourages me to develop new skills studying new disciplines that are not easy for me, but it would leverage my career. I´m going to buy the book because i want to go in deep about mindshift. I'm very grateful with Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnoswki. Regards
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2 months ago
James Mease completed this course.
After taking the Learning How to Learn, this course is the exact extension to the previous learning. Adding further to the understanding and helps to recall the previous learning. This will be really help to improve my learning technique and become better at the subjects which I am currently pursuing by using the guidelines learned from this course.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is an engaging MOOC that presents principles and ideas that anyone can take and immediately apply to their lives. If you love learning and want to pursue goals including changing jobs, starting a new hobby or learning new skills, Mindshift is a great course to help you implement strategies that will make your learning efficient and enjoyable.
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4 weeks ago
Mallory Greener completed this course.
Just finished the course and am sad to see it end. It's great course with so many interesting tips. I also took Professor Oakley's Learning How to Learn, and am now a big fan of both courses. I've told a lot of friends and family about this course, because I think it's easy to watch and participate and great information. Thanks for creating the course!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The Mindshift MOOC was a follow up to the Learning How to Learn Difficulty Concepts, and it helped to expand on those ideas. As a teacher or anyone interested in understanding learning more, I found the information very helpful. I even found that Learning styles is not supported by research. I love the format, interesting and fun. Highly recommend!
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2 months ago
Lisardo Prieto completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Another outstanding MOOC by Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski. Very instructive, motivating and inspirational. The course is mainly composed by catchy videos that are succinct, really funny, and in most cases, helpful and revealing. The tasks to be done are easy and they do not take too much time to be completed.

Definitely recommended.
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2 months ago
Prasanna Shetty completed this course.
This is the first MOOC I have completed and within time. Credit goes to Barbara and Terrence for preparing the course the way they have done it. The content, presentation, the questions are simply very well done. The content has humor sprinkled all around. They have no doubt put a lot of effort. I would recommend this MOOC to everyone.
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2 months ago
Sharon Polkinghorne completed this course.
This course, along with their earlier Learning How to Learn, is life-changing. Barb and Terry are excellent presenters, the course material is relevant and fun, and it will change how you think about yourself. I look forward to reading the book so as I can delve a bit deeper into some of the concepts. Thank you so much Barb and Terry!!!!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Wonderful ! a great course about the importance of keeping up with learning in order to keeping up with life. A learning brain seems to be the key to a shiny life full of surprises and new opportunities. Thanks for keeping me fresh and alert. Now, I know that mind shift or career shift isn't a big threat, it's a big, wonderful opportunity.
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2 months ago
Sherrye Bailley completed this course.
This class is great for all ages and teaches you a lot about yourself. MOOCs were discussed, which gave great insight into the class preparation itself. Great class to take at any career stage in life or simply changing or moving into retirement years soon like me. A great addition to the Learning How To Learn MOOC by the same instructors!
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2 months ago
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Di completed this course.
This was my second course by Barbara O. The first being Learning How to Learn. I highly recommend taking both courses if you are either considering a career switch or trying to learn something new. Barbara engages with her audience very well and you can tell she and her team put a lot of effort and interest in the teaching itself.
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4 weeks ago
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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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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I think the course is really interesting if you want to gain some useful tips/insights about your personal development. There is a fear work load, the videos are short and interesting. I had no time for the discussion forum, which I have found too difficult to follow because of the time you need to devote to them.
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2 weeks ago
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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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2 months ago
Jo Marchant completed this course.
Engaging and fun presenter! I love Barbara's teaching style and I hope she does more MOOCS! However, even though enjoyable, it had lots of interesting content, useful tips and a bit of learning theory and neuroscience thrown in for interest. I am now going to re-read my notes and work out what my misson is.....
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2 weeks ago
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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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3 weeks ago
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Maria Eugenia Arenas Henao completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Short videos, easy to accommodate in your schedule. The lectures are structured very well. Dr. Oakley and Dr. Sejnowski are fun and direct. The goals are clear for each week and wrapped-up nicely. If you are interested in learn learning techniques and more about how your brain work I recommend "Learning how to learn".
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22 hours ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Enjoyed the pace of the course. It is important to budget time for additional reading to make the course more fruitful. The earnestness of the instructors to facilitate learning really impressed me. Realized that there is hidden potential in everyone - challenge is to discover the talent sooner rather than later.
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2 months ago
Trish Morley completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course is inspirational in how it frames the importance and mechanics of learning, particularly the value of moving to another field. It pulls together threads from neuroscience and education to give you a sense of how important a balanced life including exercise and learning is, perhaps especially as we age.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I just finished the cours and it was so much fun and inspiration. I am hadding off to second business next to my job and would have never thought this would happen wenn I starded the course (I acctually followed this classe because I liked " learning how to learn "so much!) Hope there arme some more courses comming up...
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2 months ago
Andres Marulanda completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
It is a science based course (explained in a way that anyone can get it) about you and how you can make changes in your life through learning. 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.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Mindshift is an eyeopener for anyone who wants to learn, to make a shift in their career or in their life, who is curious as to what goes on in the modern world. I have taken this course to make a fresh start in my new life as retired and I hope to find new ways to enhance all my previous experience and knowledge.
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3 weeks ago
Eduardo Rex completed this course.
After attending Learning who to learn, this MOOC was a fantastic and refreshing way to continue and to update some concepts needed, as before the authors were very clear in the concepts and the best is that actually you can get exited as them to live a life of learning. This month was a good time invested!!!
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The material is practical and the presentation is very clear. Unlike a lot of MOOCs, the quiz questions are generally well written (with the occasional awkward phrasing or typo here or there) and actually help clarify what you've retained and what you haven't. I would definitely recommend taking this course.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Thank you to Dr. Terry Sejnowski and Dr. Barbara Oakley for this great course. I really enjoyed both of the great MOOCs they made and hope for more. The videos always capture my attention and the concepts stick, I love the positive attitude and Mindshift perspective; it has made a difference.

Thank you again.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Oakley might come a bit cheesy, but you will soon learn that she is doing it for the right reason; all those cheesy animations stick better in your brain! Dr. Oakley has inspired me to trust myself more and venture into new realms without fear of failure, since it simply represents a new opportunity to learn.
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4 weeks ago
Socia completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This is the first MOOC I have completed and I thought it was a great first experience. I really liked Barb's personality and how the information was presented. I found it to be easier than I expected but, I had a mindshift breakthrough which is what I was looking for. I am going be taking the LHTL course.
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2 months ago
Betty B. M. Angwenyi completed this course.
Good follow-up to Barb and Terry's "Learning to Learn." Fun, builds on the latter but it's not required that you take LtL (though I'd recommend it just the same). Very helpful mental tricks to help learning and thinking in general (note: emotions ARE useful when properly experienced). Highly recommended.
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2 months ago
Emmy completed this course.
This is the best MOOC course that I've taken so far. Barbara (instructor) is very engaging and uplifting. The content is presented in a way that is fun and easy to understand. This course gives a lot of learning tips and tricks that everyone can apply in real life. I enjoyed it immensely! Highly recommended!
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course has a lot in common with the course"Learning how to learn", but it takes it also a step further. It is a motivating course in guiding you to a learning lifestyle and gives you more insight in how to change and broaden your life and/or career. I found it a nice and fun giving course to follow,
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2 months ago
Richa completed this course.
I found the course inspiring and motivating. The quality of video presentation is also better compared to before. Unlike Learning how to learn, however, the number of interviews are less. i personally missed that. otherwise its a great MOOC, second best to Learning how to learn.Thank you for creating this MOOC
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2 months ago
Akshay Goel completed this course.
This Course will give you a lot of confidence and will teach you a lot of things which would help you to progress in life.You will see things with new perspective and would admire your qualities which you once considered negative one of the would be about" the advance of being a slow learner"(my favorite).
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2 months ago
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Martin Gauthier completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I loved the course and strongly recommand it. If you are new to MOOCs, it is definitely the very first course you should take, it gives you great tips to improve your memory, beat procrastination and motivate yourself. It also gives you insights on how to surf the world of MOOCs and pick the good ones.
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2 weeks ago
James Ubriaco completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This course was very light and fun, but don't let that fool you. There are some hugely important ideas in here. Terry has improved his presentation style since Learning to Learn and Barbara is terrific as always. It seemed to lose a little steam in week 4 but that shouldn't stop you from doing this course.
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5 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Another great mooc from Barbara Oakley and mr. Sejnowski! I took my time going through the video's and assignments to really let the lessons sink in and have a real effect on my life and learning. I feel packed with new ideas now and would love to take this course again to have even more effect.
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous audited this course.
Barbra Oakley is an excellent, creative teacher. She keeps

the student engaged and entertained while learning. The short

Quizzes given after each segment of teaching, help the process of assimilation, especially when the correct answer is revealed

directly after one finishes the short quiz.

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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This MOOC is wonderfully perfect. I'm putting everything I've learned into the previous MOOC "Learning to Learn" into practice and now with that course I've finalized for have new ideas and thoughts to add into my life and into my professional career. Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity!
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2 months ago
Emelia Aimey completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Mindshift sets the groundwork for the rest of your life. It is a MOOC that should preceed all the other MOOCs that you will ever hope to take. If you are a lifelong learner - and you should be...then starting here will guarantee that you will want to push your own boundaries further and further.
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a month ago
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Marla Wonboy completed this course.
Having completed Learning How to Learn, I purchased Barb's book "Mindshift" and read it while also taking this MOOC of the same name. I can't recommend this class, the book, and the first class enough! I am sure everyone I know either thinks I am nuts or has looked into Barbara Oakley!!! Thank you!
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2 months ago
Jennifer Simpson completed this course.
Barbara Oakley is so much fun - she makes you want to stick with the course and learn more. I love how she combined her reasonable speed of speaking with her fun tone. I loved the integration of real world examples with research. The information presented in this course was absolutely invaluable.
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3 weeks ago
Paulo Renato Xavier Da Silva completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I started with the course Learning how to learn and I liked it very much. So, when I saw Mindshift course I thought that could be a good course too. And I was right the course is quite good for anybody who is thinking about a career, change career or need insights about how do better in the studies.
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2 months ago
Unai Arregui Maestre completed this course.
Everyone interested in learning will benefit from taking this course. Is amaZing how simple they show facts that are actually difficult to understand and how using different techniques, help you to root the information in your brain. Repeating, using humour, and more brainfacts to turbocharge learning
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2 months ago
Joshua Langer completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It's okay to be a slow learner. You can make a career shift or change even late in your life. Broaden your passions to keep your mind stimulated and find new, creative solutions. All this and more you can learn and apply in this course, which I recommend for everyone. regardless of age or background.
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2 months ago
Mohamed Elsherbiny completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
- I think this course is very important for any moocer . The most important this I have learned from the course is that people could often do more , change more and learn more than they ever dreamed .

- Mind shift "deep changes" in our life can occur through learning and this can happen at any age .

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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course, after" learning how to learn" , I turned Barb's fan. Her style of slowly driving point home is great. Course was very engaging, concepts explained really well, metaphors were great. Good for everyone, be it a student or leisure learner.

I am waiting for next course from same team .
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a month ago
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Anil completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This course is as good as the previous one from Barbera. Though I feel this one is more aged people as compared to previous one which was more for school to college students. But it is still very useful for any age bracket. I'm going to revise the course again, till I internalize the concepts deeply.
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2 months ago
Daniel G Araujo is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I liked this course because it really helps you to shift your mind into the path of learning , but also to seek good mentors, good enviroment. Nevertheless, it teaches that its a good idea to pay back what you have learned by mentoring other people too! Congratulations to Mindshif team!

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3 days ago
Kenneth Malone completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
First MOOC. Loved it. Have read a lot of the related material as well as a lot of books that the program was based on so felt a degree of familiarity from the start. The author presents in such a warm welcoming and positive manner that you can't help but just relax and enjoy the ride.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It is one of the best MOOCs I've taken so far. The course organiser has put the content in an interesting way which is easy to understand and to apply in real life. This course has equipped me with the skills and confidence to face challenges in life. I would recommend this course to anyone.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent content. The teachers used great examples and graphics

to get their points across. I really enjoyed having my mind changed in a positive way by many of the ideas presented.

As a senior who has never attended an accredited college this MOOC has encouraged me to try new subject areas.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent content. The teachers used great examples and graphics

to get their points across. I really enjoyed having my mind changed in a positive way by many of the ideas presented.

As a senior who has never attended an accredited college this MOOC has encouraged me to try new subject areas.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Such a great course!

This course is a must for those who feel lost & worried of the looming new age.

Barb & Terr are so kind & thoughtful in putting this course together and sharing with the world.

Had great fun, relflections, and encouragement from this course!

Thanku sincerelly!
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a month ago
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Norliza Binte Mohd Ali completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Mindshift is my first MOOC. It was the right choice as it gives me the motivation to go ahead with more MOOCs. I was previously quite apprehensive and sceptical about my ability to learn new things at my age. Mindshift gave me all the reasons I should not be worried. Highly recommended.
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4 weeks ago
Dawn Larkin completed this course.
This course has brought me so much insight in ways of thinking out of my norm. I have learned a lot of information that I can use to pursue other avenues. I would recommend this MOOC to anyone wanting to understand a deeper self. Thank you, Professors for a great class.

Dawn
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2 months ago
Joanna Roszak completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I really enjoyed this course. It let me understand what mistakes I used to make while learning. The course also answered my questions about possibilities of my further professional development. I have also learned some very effective learning strategies. I recommend it to everyone!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course that advise us about adopting the appropriate learning style and a better approach to career change or mind shifting in this new age of information and technology. I'm taking a lot new insights with me to put in practice right away into my learning experience.
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2 months ago
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Tiago Mota Miranda completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
What a great course Barbara and Terry brought us again. Please, also consider taking Learning How To Learn. It's best if you take it before Mindshifting. That is because there are many references to Learning How To Learn in Mindshifting. You may feel lost if you change that order.
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4 weeks ago
Krzysztof Strug partially completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Some basic info on brains and psychology but more a self-development experience than an academic course.

It presents some useful tips and tricks for everyday life that are fact checked and reliable (but I wouldn't be so sure if I haven't known about them from other sources).
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A great insight into how to make a mindshift ; to me it was an accomplishment as it is the first course I have completed - a true mindshift ! The teaching was very simple yet lot of learning and experience sharing. Thank you for the efforts to get this done. Happy Mindshifting !!
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2 months ago
Daniel F. Ramires completed this course.
I believe everybody should take this MOOC: the contents are very valuable in anyone life.

And of course, Barbara Oakley did it again: Mindshift is as easy to understand and interesting as Learning How To Learn.

I recommend for anyone: after this MOOC you will start loving MOOCs!
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2 months ago
Ludy Uribe is taking this course right now.
I fully recommend this course. Is amaizing how can change your points of view and encourage you to go ahead regardless your age or situation.

Barbar Oakley is an excelent teacher, she manage to convey the ideas and the videos were very entertained. I really appreciate her work.
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a month ago
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Anonymous audited this course.
I really enjoyed this class. This is my second Barbara Oakley mooch and she is very engaging and easy to understand. The mooc is set up to help you succeed and to reinforce your learning in a positive way. Very worthwhile for anyone thinking about change in their life
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2 weeks ago
Lerrick Sammering completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This was a good follow up from Learning how to learn. I think that the topics are relevant and could rather have been used to update the original course instead of having a separate course. Would recommend that this be done in after completing learning how to learn.
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2 months ago
Pat M completed this course.
This is without a doubt the best MOOC I've ever taken! It makes key concepts easy to understand and retain. It's engaging, interesting and inspiring. I learned a great deal from this course and am eager to put what I've learned into practice. I highly recommend this course!
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3 weeks ago
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Benoit Huneau completed this course.
This class follows the Learning How To Learn class.

It has similar teachings/points but it is oriented to people who need/want to change something in their lives (career, etc.)

Meanwhile Learning How To Learn was more oriented to people who want to learn new things.
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2 months ago
Raivis Mackevics completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Perfect course to understand learning from personal perspective. Teacher fits the subject and course perfectly. Easy and coherently explained novelties in neuroscience with regard to every day life of person who wants learn. Course explains how to do it. Step by step.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was an excellent follow-on to Learning How to Learn. Videos are short and very focussed on one or a few ideas, so you are not overwhelmed with ideas or messages. Quizzes are excellent for reinforcing understanding especially the more comprehensive final quiz.
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2 months ago
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Arnim completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
One of the most powerful MOOCs I have taken. In a way it is unbelievable the type of insight and tools available on-line. Very well done with a potential of a huge impact in life. If one manages to apply even a small amount taught here it for sure will be a life changer.
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2 months ago
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John Seipp completed this course.
This course, like Learning How to Learn before it, combines hard-earned wisdom and cutting-edge research in a format that encourages the learner to take stock of their own strengths and weaknesses in learning and to develop a plan of action based upon what they discover.
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a month ago
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Miriam Emuna Ofek completed this course.
Great course! Highly recommended for all ages. Addicting. This morning I woke up not feeling like getting up early but then I remembered I told myself the night before to watch this Mindshift course early in the morning and immediately I had the boost I needed to wake up!
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a week ago
Zaki Wamia Aunushua completed this course.
This course has provided me not only invaluable insights regarding learning and building myself, but also inspired me to keep on working on my relatively weak learning past so much, that I feel rejuvenated. I am too excited to embark on my journey to learning ASAP again.
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2 months ago
Kanupriya Daga completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
It's one of the best courses that I have come across and gives a great insight into different ways of making a mind shift. It not only helps in understanding various concepts but also in identifying what could be your point of improvement!

A must take for everyone!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The best inspirational MOOC to reach your full potential.

It broadens one's passion for discovery.

Great MOOC.

Everybody should do it.

The best inspirational MOOC to reach your full potential.

It broadens one's passion for discovery.

Great MOOC.

Everybody should do it.

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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It is well presented, in short segments so you don't wonder off or loss your concentration.

It is helpful for all stages of ones courier. Young starting out to mid courier thinking of a change or branching out to retired wanting to lean what you haven't had time to do.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
If Learning How to Learn gets a well-deserved 5, then this course gets a 3. It's useful and encouraging, but not as profound or evidence supported as the material in "Learning How...". As a mature learner, many of the recommendations were things I'd already realized.
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4 weeks ago
Filip Vujacic completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
After finishing MOOC Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects, I was really latched on enrolling this one since above mentioned was a life-changing for me! Another great MOOC from trailblazers Barbara Oakley and Terry Sejnowski!!!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I have taken the course as a complement to Learning to Learn. It's been fantastic. I recommend everyone to do both courses. They will have a global vision of the world of learning and of the personal and social benefit that comes from it. They change your life.
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2 months ago
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Leonildes Izabel De Lira completed this course.
I've just finished this course and considere it very useful and motivator. Especially for me once English is not my mother tongue, I had an additional challenge. Besides, it shows and reinforces that we can learn despite of our age or skills. I really recommend.
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2 months ago
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Helmut Schueller completed this course.
A great supplement to the MOOC learning how to learn. It really opened my mind to continue learning with more enthusiasm and confidence with a purpose to "Mindshift" and engaging in new ventures even at my age, 78.

thank you for these great opportunities

HS
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2 months ago
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Giovanni Sampaio audited this course.
Brilliant, as the previous Learning How To Learn. This MOOC brings up many life changing ideas that may sound like self help in a sense, but are indeed backed by data and scientific studies. It conveys many topics that are essential in a fast changing world.
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2 weeks ago
Srikar Kashyap completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A worthy successor to the acclaimed Learning How to Learn, Mindshift builds upon many of the concepts taught in LHtL and improvises them. The teaching and learning methods have vastly improved, so have the presentation and graphic styles. 11/10 would recommend!
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3 weeks ago
Craig Simpson completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I found this course a very useful resource in helping me determine what my possible futures might look like. Barbara and Terry are very good presenters who work very hard to ensure that the material is both meaningful and presented in an entertaining way.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I really liked the course: it is fun to watch and nontheless insightfull. Each video conveys one idea, so it is easy to grasp one piece of information at a time and not being overwhelmed.

I highly recommend this course, it encouraged to me to keep on learning.
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a month ago
Emilio Diez Fraile completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It is a must if you have previously taken the course "Learn how to learn", but in my opinion is not required have taken it before to understand the contents of this course.

For me, who I am not a English speaker, the vocabulary and the lectures are easy to follow.
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2 months ago
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Giovanni B completed this course.
Very good and didactic course. Easy to understand and to catch what is important and the key points.

I would have liked the course to go deeper in concepts and tips to practice.

Many thanks to Barbara and Terrence for your passion and great job in this MOOC.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent Course. There is a lot of encouragement during the course. The course is very practical. When I started this course I was in a rut but now I have a number of now ideas and a number of places to start. Take this course, you will never regret it

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2 months ago
Pavan Bp completed this course.
The structuring of the course is excellent. Each video is max 5 min driving home one concept. I find this refreshing and easy to grasp compared to long 30 min videos.

The material itself is quite engaging and enlightening as it was with Learning how to learn.
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2 months ago
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Muhammad Mudassar Majeed completed this course.
I would highly recommend this course. It may flare up your hidden potential to do something extraordinary. It also prepares you for the mind shift needed to enhance your learning or excel in your career by developing new skills or polishing already hidden ones.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.