Being an Effective Online Learner

If the proliferation of online websites offering high quality learning courses for free has had the same effect on you as it has on me – then you might well have already signed up for a course. I’ve signed up for a course on Coursera.com – Basic Behavioural Neurology (more about that another time!!) and now I’m awaiting a start date.

It feels exciting to be recommitting to formal learning (even with a certificate at the end!), but it was timely to come across this article that sets out six very sensible and useful pieces of advice on how to make the best of a self-learning online course:

Pickthebrain Article: 6 Steps to Effective Self-Learning

I would be really interested to hear of anyone else who either has already taken the plunge or is planning to do so.

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Technology Tools for Education

The role played by technology in education is expanding all the time. There are so many new offerings, it can be hard for educators to keep up. So, I was really pleased to see that somebody had produced a really good summary of the 50 top tech tools for educators, with each one hyperlinked to follow up. There’s something here for everyone:

50 Indispensable Ed Tech Tools

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