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  5 Top Minimalist Productivity Apps for Lifelong Learners

The quest for productivity and continuous learning has become more accessible than ever. Minimalist productivity apps offer the perfect blend of functionality and elegance, helping us stay organized, motivated, and on track with our educational … 5 T...
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  Note-taking for Lifelong Learning

I suspect that note-taking – the simple act of writing down and elaborating upon key points from what we experience – is one of the most under-appreciated and under-utilized practices of effective lifelong learning. I don’t have hard research to suppor...
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  How to Journal – and Journaling Ideas – for Learning and Health

Many of us know someone who journals. Maybe we pride ourselves on our own journaling habits. And I’ll bet if you read enough biographies, you’ll find everyone from artists to scientists to executives who prioritize this simple practice. But why? One re...
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  5 Tips for Attending A Virtual Conference (and Getting Real Value)

I’ve written before about how to get the most out of a traditional face-to-face conference, but more and more people are seeing the benefit – and, in many cases, necessity – of attending a virtual conference. That’s a good thing, in my opinion. While t...
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  The Learning Walk, Continued

A while back I wrote a post called The Learning Walk: A Primer which proved to be quite a bit more popular than I expected. A recommend reading it – everything I say in it still holds true – but the main idea is that walking is a simple habit that can ...
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  New Study: Those Expecting to Teach Learn Better

It’s conventional wisdom that “the best way to learn something is to teach it,” but a new study suggests that the mere expectation of teaching may be enough to boost learning significantly. The study (full text here), which was recently published in th...
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  Are you ready to enter the Shift Age?

What’s the future hold? No matter what the answer to that question, active lifelong learners will be the ones best prepared to handle it. That’s just one of the perspectives that emerges in a recent interview I did with futurist David Houle on the Lear...
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  How We Learn – A Conversation with Monisha Pasupathi

Dr. Monisha Pasupathi, a psychology professor at the University of Utah and star of the Teaching Company course How We Learn, was one of the people I interviewed as part of writing Leading the Learning Revolution (a book about how to start or grow an e...
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  Iluminate Your Mind with Jonathan Mead – Podcast

I’m very pleased to be joined by Jonathan Mead for this round of the Radio Free Learning podcast. Jonathan is an entrepreneur, author of the highly popular eBook Reclaim Your Dreams, and founder of the Illuminated Mind blog. He also writes frequently f...
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  About Memory, Part II – Podcast with Fiona McPherson

This is the second installment of a Radio Free Learning podcast with Dr. Fiona McPherson, author of The Memory Key and curator of the About Memory Web site. In the first installment we discussed some of the keys to memory and why most memory courses do...
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