Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Joining the online conversation, part of Learning with Lynda.com.
- In the first part of this course, we discussed malleable intelligence. Now, the same way that your intelligence is not fixed level, the global body of knowledge is also growing. Each day new discoveries are made, new technologies are released, and we as a human race are adding to our collective knowledge. True learning is not a fixed moment in time, but a process. The final part of this course and a critical part to active participation and learning is to be in conversation about your learning. If you ever really want to see how much you know about a subject, attempt to teach it to someone else.
This will illuminate what information and skills you've mastered and which ones you're still developing. I strongly recommend that you take the time, whether on a social media site, your personal website, or just with other people with similar learning goals, to share what it is that you've learned. It is a great idea to throw out your learning goals to a larger community and say, "This is what I'm working towards." You'll be surprised how many people are working towards a similar learning goal. It is also important to share how you learn something. A lot of people online are looking to find people with similar learning goals, and then follow along in their footsteps about how they achieve their learning goal.
Finally, be sure to ask questions. As you're moving through your learning process, something may seem really obvious to some people but not so obvious to others. Asking questions of a larger learning community will make sure that you fully understand each step of your learning goal so that you really achieve your learning outcome. You'll also be surprised how many people online are ready and willing to quickly respond to your questions. One of those people is actually Lynda.com. As you're posting things online, I highly recommend that you include Lynda.com by either tweeting @Lynda, including the Lynda hashtag when you're sharing your learning goals or something that you've learned, and if you have specific questions for me or questions about this course please feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @aaronquigley.
We are very excited to see and hear what your learning goal is and how you're accomplishing it and how we can support you in your learning.