Hacking Knowledge Reprint from OEDB

Online Education Database (OEDB) is the center for information about online education. In the 1980s, I worked for the US Navy in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and helped the military members to obtain external degrees for the New York Regents. So I have been a longtime supporter of off campus education. Although I got a degree in 1962, I am basically self-taught in most areas of my life education.

Resources for choosing online learning, choosing degrees, choosing schools, college basics,military assistance degrees, financial aid information, online class assignments, as well as several featured online colleges. One of the great resources on this amazing resources is an article entitled: “Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better.”

This article has these 77 tips:

Health: Shake a leg–Food for thought-at breakfast–Eat a light lunch–Cognitive enhancers (ginkgo biboba)–Reduce stress and depression.

Balance: Sleep on it–Take a break–Take a hike–Change your focus.

Perspective and Focus: Change your focus, part 2–Do walking meditation–Focus and immerse yourself–Turn out the lights–Take a bath or shower.

Recall Techniques: Listen to music–Speedread–Use acronyms and other mnemonic devices.

Visual Aids: Every picture tells a story–Brainmap it–Learn symbolism and semiotics–Use information design–Use visual learning techniques–Map your task flow.

Verbal and Auditory Techniques: Stimulate ideas–Brainstorm–Learn by osmosis–Cognitive enhancers (binaural beats)–Laugh.

Kinesthetic Techniques: Write, don’t type–Carry a quality notebook at all times–Keep a journal–Organize–Use post-it notes.

Self-motivation Techniques: Give yourself credit–Motivate yourself–Set a goal–Think positive–Organize, part 2–Every skill is learned–Prepare yourself for learning–Prepare yourself, part 2–Constrain yourself.

Supplemental Techniques: Read as much as you can–Cross-pollinate your interests–Learn another language–Learn how to learn—Learn what you know and what you don’t–Multitask through background processes–Think holistically–Use the right type of repetition–Apply the Quantum Learning (QL) model–Get necessary tools–Get necessary tools, part 2–Learn critical thinking–Learn complex problem solving.

For Teachers, Tutors, and Parents: Be engaging–Use information pyramids–Use video games–Role play–Apply the 80/20 rules–Tell stories–Go beyond the public school curriculum–Use applied learning.

For Students and Self-Studiers: Be engaged–Teach yourself–Collaborate–Do unto others: teach something–Write about it–Learn by experience–Quiz yourself–Learn the right things first–Plan your learning.

Parting Advice: Persist–Defy the experts–Challenge yourself–Party before an exam–Don’t worry:learn happy.

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