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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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4 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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4 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 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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4 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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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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Anonymous completed this course.
This course wasn't as eye-opening to me as "Learning How to Learn" was, but nonetheless I still learned some interesting things, so I think it was still well worth the time. The transcripts of the lecture videos seemed to have more grammatical errors, but that was only a slight inconvenience. Also note that there are Read More
This course wasn't as eye-opening to me as "Learning How to Learn" was, but nonetheless I still learned some interesting things, so I think it was still well worth the time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barbara and Terry both come across as very intelligent, sweet and adorable, interesting teachers. I highly recommend this course to most adults interested in making a change in their learning or direction in life.
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4 months ago
Samaa Zien El Abedin completed this course.
Bigs thanks to Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski

I really loved the course simple ,easy and extremely effective

Thank you both for your efforts

Good material and not boring at all actually brain storming
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3 weeks ago
Alexander Yusupov completed this course.
First, I'd like to say that Barbara Oakley with Terry Sejnowsky are among the best MOOC instructors. This course is good but some differences with their top course "Learning How to Learn" is worth to mention. I find "Mindshift" to be more motivational and "Learning How to Learn" to be more educational with most of mat Read More
First, I'd like to say that Barbara Oakley with Terry Sejnowsky are among the best MOOC instructors. This course is good but some differences with their top course "Learning How to Learn" is worth to mention.

I find "Mindshift" to be more motivational and "Learning How to Learn" to be more educational with most of material overlapped.

There are also more interviews with interesting speakers in "Learning How to Learn" than in "Mindshift". Though interview with singapore entrepreneur Adam Khoo is very inspirational.

One week of "Mindshift" is especially devoted to career development while there is minor discussion about it in "Learning How to Learn".

Overall I really liked the way "Mindshift" synthesizes lots of concepts of personal lifetime learning and development in 4 weeks course. Although I guess I did not "mindshift" (because I'm in right state of mind :) and already apply many of the concepts) the course motivated me to speed up.

My personal advice is to take "Learning How to Learn" first and than "Mindshift". This way you'll get most of Barbara and Terry efforts and expirience.

P.S. By the way "Mindshift" has 6 pretty cool memory tips videos from US memory champion Nelson Dellis while in "Learning How to Learn" I can remember just one!
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3 months 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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4 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course. A good addition to the LHTL calss. It's very useful to rethink what you thought previously. I new view on how to improove your life.
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4 months ago
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Anonymous audited this course.
THIS IS A GREAT COURSE, IF YOU TAKE IT YOU WILL BE INFORMED, EDUCATED, MOTIVATED, INTERTAINED. YOU WILL BE MORE SECURE IN YOUR CAREER.
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a month ago
Ramon Medel completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Me pareció más completo el primer curso Learning How to Learn; Mindshift fue más una extensión lo que no pudo incluirse en el primero, o quizá una breve actualización. Lo destacable es que a diferencia de su antecesor, este curso que parecer diseñado para motivar y empoderar, es decir, va más allá de las explicaciones Read More
Me pareció más completo el primer curso Learning How to Learn; Mindshift fue más una extensión lo que no pudo incluirse en el primero, o quizá una breve actualización. Lo destacable es que a diferencia de su antecesor, este curso que parecer diseñado para motivar y empoderar, es decir, va más allá de las explicaciones y sugerencias. Por esta razón lo recomendaría, principalmente a quienes inician en los MOOCs. Finalmente, a pesar de la buena intención con la edición y los recursos visuales, me resultó molesto en ocasiones algunos errores de edición y colores o efectos utilizados. 4/5

I found the first course How to Learn more useful; Mindshift addresses what could not be included in the first one, or perhaps a brief update. What is remarkable is that unlike its predecessor, this course that seems designed to motivate and empower, goes beyond explanations and suggestions. For this reason, I would recommend it, especially for those starting in MOOCs. Finally, despite the good intentions with editing and visuals, I sometimes found annoying some editing errors and colors or effects used.
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2 months 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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4 weeks ago
John K. Philip completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Not surprised that most of the reviews here compared this MOOC with Dr. Oakley's first one: Learning How To Learn. This one was way too easy and at the end of it, I felt cheated - in a way. I spent a good amount of time expecting a step change forward from the first MOOC. I breezed through the online quizzes and the Read More
Not surprised that most of the reviews here compared this MOOC with Dr. Oakley's first one: Learning How To Learn.

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

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

That's it!
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2 months ago
Keith Seiji Kawamura completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
MIND SHIFT should not be taken by those who never want to change, are satisfied with their income, accomplishments, and life experience. MIND SHIFT should be taken by people hungry for more in life, who need hope and tools for change, and who want to take small steps that will lead to BIGGER things, possibly even highe Read More
MIND SHIFT should not be taken by those who never want to change, are satisfied with their income, accomplishments, and life experience. MIND SHIFT should be taken by people hungry for more in life, who need hope and tools for change, and who want to take small steps that will lead to BIGGER things, possibly even higher income, better health and relationships, and happiness!

This COURSERA platform needs improvement. Twice, my writing "vanished." In addition, the platform did not allow me copy and paste a document typed in Word.

My best experience with this MIND SHIFT class happened after I read a post written by one of the Teaching Assistants who commented on what I wrote. Please pass this note on to her:

"Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words. You deserve a raise! Please email me (keithseijikawamura@protonmail.com) so I can keep you posted on new discoveries I make and new adventures I take. I want to hear about yours as well. Keep MIND SHIFTING!"
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2 months 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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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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3 months 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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3 months 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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4 weeks ago
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Jason E completed this course.
Mindshift is really the logical extension of Learning How to Learn. After seeing this course come up on Coursera I rewatched everything in Learning How to Learn, which I completed about 1 year ago and went through the course materials for both classes, back to back over the last few weeks. To put it simply, if you Read More
Mindshift is really the logical extension of Learning How to Learn. After seeing this course come up on Coursera I rewatched everything in Learning How to Learn, which I completed about 1 year ago and went through the course materials for both classes, back to back over the last few weeks.

To put it simply, if you have the desire to turn yourself into something more, or to get a serious competitive advantage in what you are already doing, I cannot recommend these courses strongly enough. Print out and tear into each and every optional reading assignment, and watch every optional video. There is so much good advice it is hard to undo a lifetime of bad habits and implement the good stuff all at once, so keep coming back to reinforce everything and keep introducing the good habits into your work and study.
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6 days ago
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Esther Martinez completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
As someone who is still relatively new to MOOCs, I've to say this is an amazing course that will help you understand and seek new knowledge in a more organized and productive way: After taking it, I know more about how important it is to acquire new knowledge in other areas, not just in my chosen career, and how usefu Read More
As someone who is still relatively new to MOOCs, I've to say this is an amazing course that will help you understand and seek new knowledge in a more organized and productive way:

After taking it, I know more about how important it is to acquire new knowledge in other areas, not just in my chosen career, and how useful that knowledge can be for it! In addition, they give great advice on how to change the way you think about your potential, and how important it is to broaden you passions. The advice on how to select new MOOCs to try is also great: with it, I now have a list of requisites that any MOOC I take in the future needs to pass, so I can get the best of online learning.

Overall, a great MOOC full of useful information, great advice, excellent material and amazing teachers!
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2 months 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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4 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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2 months 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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4 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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3 months ago
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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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4 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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4 months ago
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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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4 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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4 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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3 months 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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2 months ago
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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 weeks ago
Anna Khudorenko completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Awesome course continuing the "Learning how to learn " one coursera. It was extremely helpful forme as a person switching career, there was a of of advice more or less related to this issue.If you haven't taken the Learning how to learn course though, better do it before starting Mindshift. I feel like in Mindshift Read More
Awesome course continuing the "Learning how to learn " one coursera.

It was extremely helpful forme as a person switching career, there was a of of advice more or less related to this issue.If you haven't taken the Learning how to learn course though, better do it before starting Mindshift. I feel like in Mindshift the quality of the vids was better, but the information was equally great in both courses. It also covered some unexpexted topics like meditation which was quite useful as well. And some more practical methods for memorization through metaphors were demonstrated. The course also helps to develop a healthy mindset about career and learning.
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4 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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4 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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3 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 months 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 months 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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2 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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2 months 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 months 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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3 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 months 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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4 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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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Good course. Learned something new, but not as in-depth as I had expected. I would have preferred to have additional supplemental readings accompany each module, with proprietary articles or links to helpful readings. Profs are easygoing and did their best. I'll sign up for the Learning to Learn MOOC. However, the Read More
Good course. Learned something new, but not as in-depth as I had expected.

I would have preferred to have additional supplemental readings accompany each module, with proprietary articles or links to helpful readings.

Profs are easygoing and did their best. I'll sign up for the Learning to Learn MOOC.

However, the memory videos by Nelson Dellis were just not my style. Content was useful...but...the backwards cap, snapping fingers, pointing in my face, funky music got o my nerves. That dude is just way too cool. Save it for the frat house Sat night.
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4 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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3 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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4 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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4 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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a month ago
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Richard Goddard completed this course.
A valuable free course for those interested in 'life long learning' and also those interested in changing careers. This course is very inspirational, especially for those that think they are 'past it' or it's too late and there's no point in learning anything new. Dr. Barbara Oakley presents the majority of the course Read More
A valuable free course for those interested in 'life long learning' and also those interested in changing careers. This course is very inspirational, especially for those that think they are 'past it' or it's too late and there's no point in learning anything new.

Dr. Barbara Oakley presents the majority of the course and does a fantastic job.

Dr. Terrence Sejnowski presents only a small part of the course, his delivery is slightly stilted but I'm sure he will improve, after all, Terrence is dedicated to life long learning!
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3 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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2 months 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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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This MOOC was a good continuation of the original Learning How to Learn. I continued to build my knowledge about learning and built upon the ideas and materials presented in the first course. I like Barb's style and say she would easily pass the 30-second test for reviewing an instructor. The Mindshift course did no Read More
This MOOC was a good continuation of the original Learning How to Learn. I continued to build my knowledge about learning and built upon the ideas and materials presented in the first course.

I like Barb's style and say she would easily pass the 30-second test for reviewing an instructor.

The Mindshift course did not have the same width and breath of content as the first course had but I would easily recommend this MOOC to anyone interested in understanding how to learn and retain information whether for school of for work.
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4 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 months 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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4 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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3 weeks ago
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Marta Łącka audited this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It was my first completed MOOC and I strongly recommend it. It is really made with love, subjects are interesting and well presented. Videos are easy to follow and transcripts are accurate. You need to know English for this course but everything is understandable (which was an issue in some MOOCs). Everything is prepar Read More
It was my first completed MOOC and I strongly recommend it. It is really made with love, subjects are interesting and well presented. Videos are easy to follow and transcripts are accurate. You need to know English for this course but everything is understandable (which was an issue in some MOOCs). Everything is prepared basing on scientific research and sometimes negate "popular ideas" you often hear about learning or career development. It changed the way I think about learning and I had fun taking it.
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4 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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3 months 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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4 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 months 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 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Mindshift was the first MOOC I took and my first experience with on-line learning. I found it was easy and enjoyable to follow and also very interesting. I never felt stressed as it is always possible to listen to Videos again and I liked the encouraging attitude of Barbara and Terry. For me there was a lot in the Cour Read More
Mindshift was the first MOOC I took and my first experience with on-line learning. I found it was easy and enjoyable to follow and also very interesting. I never felt stressed as it is always possible to listen to Videos again and I liked the encouraging attitude of Barbara and Terry. For me there was a lot in the Course but of course it is important to put the concepts into action! The quizzes were very easy, for my feeling. I am definitively motivated to continue to learn and to make use of MOOCs!
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It was my first ever Coursera course and the bar has been set quite high. At first I thought the graphics and video editing were juvenile, but then I realized further into the course how valuable they were in helping me retain the information. This course was a great foundation for me to go on with the rest of the MOOC Read More
It was my first ever Coursera course and the bar has been set quite high. At first I thought the graphics and video editing were juvenile, but then I realized further into the course how valuable they were in helping me retain the information. This course was a great foundation for me to go on with the rest of the MOOC's I sign up to as I now know how to make MOOC's work best for me and I know more about the learning process. Highly recommended if you're starting out with your MOOC journey.
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3 weeks ago
Reena Ashokan completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Gives tremendous hope in the possibilities for each one us. Barbara teaches in a very clear, personal, friendly, and unpretentious manner. She is a very good mentor. I like the scientific explanations as well which pushes us to give more emphasis on learnings we may already know but seem not to realize often. I wish b Read More
Gives tremendous hope in the possibilities for each one us. Barbara teaches in a very clear, personal, friendly, and unpretentious manner. She is a very good mentor. I like the scientific explanations as well which pushes us to give more emphasis on learnings we may already know but seem not to realize often. I wish both her and Terrance all the very best. I thank them both and really looking forward for them to teach us more in the future on new topics related to mind, brain and learning.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was my first MOOC and I really enjoyed it - I found that it gave me a whole bunch of insight in how learning happened and approaches that I should take to get better at learning/implementing a mind-shift. The course was also very encouraging - it detailed how traits that are normally considered "bad" can give you Read More
This was my first MOOC and I really enjoyed it - I found that it gave me a whole bunch of insight in how learning happened and approaches that I should take to get better at learning/implementing a mind-shift. The course was also very encouraging - it detailed how traits that are normally considered "bad" can give you a competitive edge and what you should be aware of if you have traits that are considered normally "good". I will try to implement the strategies mentioned in the course from now on.
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4 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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2 months 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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4 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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4 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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3 months 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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4 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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4 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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4 weeks ago
Valerie Gilbert completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is a follow-on course to Learning How To Learn. While it's not necessary to take the previous course, I recommend doing so. Each video was just long enough to make its point and did so with simple, but memorable graphics. The material I had heard before included the science behind it, much of which I didn't know. Read More
This is a follow-on course to Learning How To Learn. While it's not necessary to take the previous course, I recommend doing so. Each video was just long enough to make its point and did so with simple, but memorable graphics. The material I had heard before included the science behind it, much of which I didn't know. Even if you don't believe there's value in taking this course, try it. It is short and easy enough that you won't have wasted much time and I bet you'll learn something new.
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4 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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Anonymous audited this course.
This course has really helped me to realise so many things.. First, reality vs passion phenomenon. Then working of mind in diffused mode and focused mode and so many others. Most of all, it has helped me to understand myself and answered so many questions. It has a perfect combination of science explaining technical as Read More
This course has really helped me to realise so many things.. First, reality vs passion phenomenon. Then working of mind in diffused mode and focused mode and so many others. Most of all, it has helped me to understand myself and answered so many questions. It has a perfect combination of science explaining technical aspect of human mind and common or more general aspect of learning. I highly recommended this course to everyone because I am sure everyone will be benefitted by this course.
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3 months 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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4 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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3 weeks ago
Colin R completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This is a really pleasant course to take. Lessons are short and easy to digest with a good mix of information and encouragement. All in all I felt like it was a bit *too* easy (test questions were a joke for a native English speaker) but I'm open to the possibility that the tests were just another way to try to reinfor Read More
This is a really pleasant course to take. Lessons are short and easy to digest with a good mix of information and encouragement. All in all I felt like it was a bit *too* easy (test questions were a joke for a native English speaker) but I'm open to the possibility that the tests were just another way to try to reinforce some of the concepts, rather than being something one might actually struggle over. Definitely worth taking, though, and requires a very minimal time commitment.
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4 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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3 months 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
All-around just valuable information to have, or if you already have it, then to hear it again, in the more unique, new-angle way that Dr. Oakley and Sejnowski present it. While I learned more overall from their first course LHTL, this one was still worthwhile in my opinion. If you've taken LHTL, this follow up course Read More
All-around just valuable information to have, or if you already have it, then to hear it again, in the more unique, new-angle way that Dr. Oakley and Sejnowski present it. While I learned more overall from their first course LHTL, this one was still worthwhile in my opinion. If you've taken LHTL, this follow up course is worth checking out, even if you're super smart and only take away one new thing from it! I appreciate their time in making these moocs for us so much.
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3 months 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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4 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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4 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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4 weeks ago
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Óscar Darío Colorado Pabón partially completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Recomiendo este Curso porque te ayudará a ver el mundo con nuevos ojos, a pensar en una mejor forma de aprender y vivir la vida. Te motivará a alcanzar nuevas y mejores cosas. Te enseñara que no importa el tiempo, la edad, nuestro nivel educativo, siempre habrá un método para alcanzar todos nuestros propósitos. M Read More
Recomiendo este Curso porque te ayudará a ver el mundo con nuevos ojos, a pensar en una mejor forma de aprender y vivir la vida.

Te motivará a alcanzar nuevas y mejores cosas.

Te enseñara que no importa el tiempo, la edad, nuestro nivel educativo, siempre habrá un método para alcanzar todos nuestros propósitos.

Muchas gracias a la Dra. Barbara Oakley y el Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, porque sus experiencias de vida, hacen que este Curso valga la pena.

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2 months ago
Ephie Karakousi completed this course, spending 1 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 course will give you a new perspective of yourself as a learner and the learning process. It will make easier to accomplish your goals and/or set the right for your life goals. This is my second course from the same persons after Read More
Courses from Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski can never disappoint you. This course will give you a new perspective of yourself as a learner and the learning process. It will make easier to accomplish your goals and/or set the right for your life goals. This is my second course from the same persons after Learning How To Learn (LHTL). I think it is better to take the LHTL course first and then take the Mindshift course. It's more like a complete series.

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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It was one of the best MOOCs I have come across so far. Very easy to follow and kept me interested the entire time. I became a big fan of Barb now. I also did learn a lot about what I can do to overcome whenever I get distracted from learning something hard. This course is an excellent guide and eye opener for anyone w Read More
It was one of the best MOOCs I have come across so far. Very easy to follow and kept me interested the entire time. I became a big fan of Barb now. I also did learn a lot about what I can do to overcome whenever I get distracted from learning something hard. This course is an excellent guide and eye opener for anyone who thinks that learning is not for them. I am soooo motivated now and cannot thank enough both the professors. A must do course for everyone.
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3 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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4 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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3 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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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I just completed Mindshift, it carries over a lot of key concepts from Learning how to Learn and adds a lot of new content to enable learners prepare for making changes in their careers. It includes a lot of anecdotes from people who've done these Mindshifts and provides reasons why it might be necessary. It encourages Read More
I just completed Mindshift, it carries over a lot of key concepts from Learning how to Learn and adds a lot of new content to enable learners prepare for making changes in their careers. It includes a lot of anecdotes from people who've done these Mindshifts and provides reasons why it might be necessary. It encourages active learning and provides ideas for how and why to maintain a habit of life long learning. Overall I was very happy with the course.
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2 months 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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4 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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3 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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4 weeks ago
Aooooop completed this course.
This course is very usefull for your life in many aspect. Some os them: -Professional development (how to handle secondary skills) -The importance of having a learning livestyle and how fun it is -how to guide yourself when learning new things. In addition if you needs skills to teach people, it is very usefull beca Read More
This course is very usefull for your life in many aspect. Some os them:

-Professional development (how to handle secondary skills)

-The importance of having a learning livestyle and how fun it is

-how to guide yourself when learning new things. In addition if you needs skills to teach people, it is very usefull because it put some unorganized knowleadge that we achive with experience in a more logic shape, in a way you can make a better use of it.
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4 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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4 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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2 months 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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4 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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4 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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3 months 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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4 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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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Mindshift is a class everyone should take. This online course heled me to reevaluate myself and to value who I am. The negative misconceptions I had about myself was wiped away taking this course. I now have an understanding of my limitations, what I can do about them and how I can continue to evolve. I will definate Read More
Mindshift is a class everyone should take. This online course heled me to reevaluate myself and to value who I am. The negative misconceptions I had about myself was wiped away taking this course. I now have an understanding of my limitations, what I can do about them and how I can continue to evolve. I will definately recommend this course to all my friends. -- Excellent work!!! I can't wait to see what's next!
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3 months 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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2 months 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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4 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 months 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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3 months 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 months 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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3 months 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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3 days ago
Qoron completed this course.
I read the book first and took the class. I really enjoyed how easy it was to follow the material and I found myself always looking forward to the next video. Would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in learning. If you are a person looking for practical steps to take for a mindshift, this might not be it Read More
I read the book first and took the class. I really enjoyed how easy it was to follow the material and I found myself always looking forward to the next video. Would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in learning.

If you are a person looking for practical steps to take for a mindshift, this might not be it for you but if you are looking for inspiration and ideas of how to change, then this is it.
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4 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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4 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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3 months 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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Mike Rocke completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Fun and informative. I have completed this and learning to learn mooc, and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Dr Barbara Oakley delivers the content in a humourous but clear way. This mooc will motivate you and help you tackle learning in a way, suitable for those who feel that they don't have enough time. The weekly mate Read More
Fun and informative. I have completed this and learning to learn mooc, and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Dr Barbara Oakley delivers the content in a humourous but clear way. This mooc will motivate you and help you tackle learning in a way, suitable for those who feel that they don't have enough time.

The weekly materials are short enough for any busy individual to squeeze into their timetables.

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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course, as well as "Learning How To Learn" gives you invaluable information that you can use in everyday life to improve the quality of your life through learning. I've applied what I learned here in my job, on my hobbies and I've done a clear step forward in all of them. Moreover it gives you a lot of inputs that Read More
This course, as well as "Learning How To Learn" gives you invaluable information that you can use in everyday life to improve the quality of your life through learning. I've applied what I learned here in my job, on my hobbies and I've done a clear step forward in all of them. Moreover it gives you a lot of inputs that make you think and at the end it drive you to expand your life. Congratulations.
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4 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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Barbara Keus audited this course.
This was the first MOOC I've ever done and I loved it! I'd been struggling for quite some time about what I want/like to do careerwise and feeling very unconfident about it, and this course has given me a lot of tools to gain more confidence and also tools and tips on how to find (or broaden) my passions. The teachers Read More
This was the first MOOC I've ever done and I loved it! I'd been struggling for quite some time about what I want/like to do careerwise and feeling very unconfident about it, and this course has given me a lot of tools to gain more confidence and also tools and tips on how to find (or broaden) my passions. The teachers explain everything very well and with a bit of humor. I really enjoyed this course!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Have you ever considered a new career, but had doubts and worries hold you back? Ever had thoughts like 'I wish I could do that!' but 'that' appears to be totally unrelated to what your current career is? Then this is the course for you! When I started this course, I had this vague notion that I wanted to do something Read More
Have you ever considered a new career, but had doubts and worries hold you back? Ever had thoughts like 'I wish I could do that!' but 'that' appears to be totally unrelated to what your current career is?

Then this is the course for you! When I started this course, I had this vague notion that I wanted to do something different, but now I have the confidence to pursue that goal into the future!
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Raza Alvi completed this course, spending 32 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Last year I completed the course "Learning how to learn" and it was a life changing experience. Dr. Barbara was superb in her contents and delivery style!!! Now I just completed her next course "Mindshift" and i am compelled to say that this course needs to be a MUST for all learners of all age group. Extremely usef Read More
Last year I completed the course "Learning how to learn" and it was a life changing experience.

Dr. Barbara was superb in her contents and delivery style!!!

Now I just completed her next course "Mindshift" and i am compelled to say that this course needs to be a MUST for all learners of all age group.

Extremely useful!!!

Dr. Barbara is a best teacher I have ever seen and been taught.
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4 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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4 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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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Mindshift is a brilliant follow-up from Learning How to Learn. The content and pace of the materials presented was well thought out and didn't leave me feeling bored, or as if I was wasting my time. There were some invaluable pieces of advice that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I'm looking forward to the new opportunities that this course has provided for me and my future.
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4 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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4 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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4 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 months 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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a month ago
Robert Cooper Blanks completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
After Learning How to Learn I followed up with Mindshift thinking it deepened the skills of Learning How to Learn. It does not really - this is more of a series of advice videos for learners. As such it is really good and strongly recommended for those considering change in their lives. I will promote this course to my students as they consider university and career choices.
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4 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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