According to a study by Life Science, more and more of us will learn in the future from social robots.
It's no news that science and technology are constantly changing the world, but what message do I have for you? Education is no more what it used to be.
The science of learning in the millennial generation is really changing both the relics and the stereotype of the past. This is not only told in the transforming nature of knowledge, itself, it is equally attestable from how learning is taking place, nowadays.
There’s a new science of learning, and it is awe-inspiring.
I will teach you, in this article, steps on how to acquire modern knowledge through self-directed learning with simple hacks, and, perhaps, how to get mileage from that -- with less rigour.
1. Expand your cognition
From research, 66% of all adults, 16+, are functional on either one social networking site or another. While there’s a bandwagon of unwholesome users who abuse the opportunity, a score of smart millennials are engrossed in how to leverage it for oceanic benefits. If you’re therefore a learner with a sense of purpose, the social media would never cease to arouse your passion for greater knowledge.
You can start from facebook, the biggest social network with more than a billion users. Turn it a classroom by joining educational groups and start learning something new, daily. Personally, I love Medium for how its collections are tailored; I think I often get marveled by the awesome publications over there. They're always eyes-openers.
2. Go new
Sometimes the books we read determine who we are and what become of us. But the reality is that whatever we read will not impact us in any positive way if there is nothing from within.
You want change? Your mind is the starting point.
The note, here, is that nothing would’ve appeared different about the millennial age suppose there were no pace-setters. The fact is, it will be hard to make it in this generation for an old mind.
3. It's time for MOOC
There’s no doubt whatsoever in the effectiveness of online education. In fact, the most amazing pride of e-learning is how it has become the newest bride of classic universities. To mention but a few, edX is an online learning platform owned by MIT and Harvard University. It’s one of the largest providers of MOOC that’s worth the trust. There are hundreds of similar platforms such as Coursera (the most popular provider of MOOC), Khan Academy and MIT Open Courseware.
More ostensibly, the digital age drops at disposals a rare opportunity to juggle more, acquiring relevant skills and becoming deservingly versatile. With Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), access to education has never been this easier.
4. Start writing
Either you’re learning from the classroom or through the Internet, writing is one of the best ways to retain knowledge and learn more doing so. More so, it’s a swift medium to ascertaining authority.
Check around, writers are oftentimes great influencers in the student community. Their opinions shape the others’ perspective.
In the learning context, students are encouraged to publish their views about any topic (take from International Relations or Medicine for instance) on social media. Doing this, they will engage and be engaged thus getting broader perspectives on the subject matter.
Beyond, this is a right track to unlock creative potential and attain unrestrained success.
5. Become a blog writer
Now, you’ve established a writer personality that makes learning and making an impact rosier. As you continue to grow, it happens by default that you always have something to tell the little world around you.
Here’s the truth, staying in touch with that expanded audience is enough reason to go blogging.
The statistics vary but there are approximately over 152 million blogs on the internet in which about 172,800 blogs are created daily by an ocean of people who, for different purposes, make efforts to make their voice known in the noisy world. Does that mean anything to you?
Well, if you haven’t decided yet, this resources is not only about why you should, it anchors how to go about it.
6. Widen the tentacle
The present world is a global village, remember. So a micro cycle would not be enough for maximum result, whatever you do. In order to share ideas, knowledge, opportunities, or rather accelerate one’s career, networking in the digital age is key.
Let that sink in.
7. Keep learning
Learning is a continuum.
I will leave you with the word of Robert Brault: "Each day, learn something new, and just as important, relearn something old."