September 12, 2016
Pick up to six topics or areas of interest. Each day there will be some learning and engagement with the areas you have chosen. You can even plan in an exercise period if you like.
You will be amazed at how much you can learn in these short bursts of time. Focus and interest make a huge impact on totality of what you learn.
The Internet allows easy access to information at the frontiers of knowledge, and modern technology helps to put the gathering and analysis of data within the reach of modest budgets.
*Expanded opportunity for many more people. You can learn a lot with a very modest budget it you invest in Internet access and invest time exploring.
Learn by doing. Key point→ Doing.
Want to learn? You must do. That means knowing a general area you want to learn in. Once you know that. Do things in that area. What I want to learn … Digital publishing… you know, blogging. How do tools like MarsEdit and WordPress make things that used to be hard, difficult and expensive available to the masses? Let’s embark on a journey to see how this all plays out.
Participants vs. Spectators
You are either in the game or you are watching the game. There are lots of games and some you should be in and not just watching. Make some selections for where you will participate.
Notes: I wrote the Title partially before writing and finished it after writing. This writing and publishing is sort of like those 365 days of pictures things people participate in. This is also sort of like a New Years Resolution except that one can start anytime. And, I am starting now. Some days will be missed. Start right back up and keep going. Who know what will be learned and where it will lead.
November 22, 2013
Found this in the highlights of a Kindle book I was reading.
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
Review your highlights from Kindle books at https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlights
If you highlight too much of a text you will loose the ability to see the early highlights this way. I saved highlights to a personal Evernote file, one per book. That way if the highlights become inaccessable this way I have the early highlights already saved in a file I can review in it’s entirety any time I want.
iOS 7 Tech Talks – Apple Developer:
“Can’t make it to an event? We’ll be posting videos of the sessions shortly after the last event, so all Registered Apple Developers can take advantage of great iOS 7 Tech Talks content.”
Calendar – Calendar ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
This link should enable you to add this schedule to your Google Calendar.
Where did this idea come from? Below is a quick write up I did one night.
April 6, 2012
Stanford iOS iTunes U class
Idea and Mission
To view 2 lectures per week… completed by 5 pm Sunday night.
To learn about iOS programming and app development.
To learn along with peers that will help keep you on track as you help keep them on track. This is no easy task. There are 43 video and lecture note files.
High numbers are the starting lectures and low numbers are the the end of the semester lectures.
Video 43 should be “1. MVC and Intro…”
Week and Videos
Week 1: Videos 43 & 41
Week 2: Videos 40 & 39
Week 3: Videos 37 & 35
Week 4: Videos 34 & 32
Week 5: Videos 30 & 28
Week 6: Videos 26 & 25
Week 7: Videos 23 & 21
Week 8: Videos 19 & 17
Week 9: Videos 16 & 14
Week 10: Videos 12 & 11
Week 11: Videos 9 & 7
Week 12: Videos 6 & 4
Week 13: Videos 2 & 1
Udacity – Free Classes. Awesome Instructors. Inspiring Community.:
Supplemental learning, for life?
*Found in Reeder via a CrunchBase post update. Read about the AI class in a recent issue of Wired. iTunes U.
“The service comes from CEO Zach Sims wanting to learn how to code. Cofounder Ryan Bubinski had been teaching people to code for years as a side job in college”
People need to express their problems to other people. Especially people that are willing to listen and to think about what is said. Meet with people and play a role (Talker/Listener) on both sides. Perhaps you and another person will find something important that needs to be done.
My original comment on the post is below. This was the idea that appeared as I read the sentence in the quoted text above.
A + B = C
Scratch your own itch. You may find others have the same issue that needs solving even if their threshold to pain is quite high.
Itch, itch, itch.
Notes & Extended Thinking:
An itch is any problem big or small that needs solving. Small problems solved, even at a low price, a lot of times can be enormously profitable and can make the world a vastly better place. Only a few people will create and win in the race to be the next big thing. There are a lot of small problems that need solving. Coding and computer programming is not a major subject in the U.S. public education system. Educating people how to code is a mostly untapped market. There are millions of students that will need to acquire the skills they need to participate in the workforce of the 21st century. Each year, several million new students enter the education system. As high school graduates leave, a new group of students is coming to the age where technology is interesting to them.
The Kindle reading network has some interesting possibilities.
- Book clubs
- Community Ed.
The key might be to arrange around some circle of relevance. Classes and topics make sense as these are areas one can identify interest in. How do you find areas of interest that are below the surface of consciousness? Perhaps this is solved by connecting with people from other networks something like a cross-pollination of interests.
Seth’s Blog: The future of the library:
“The next library is a place, still. A place where people come together to do co-working and coordinate and invent projects worth working on together. Aided by a librarian who understands the Mesh, a librarian who can bring domain knowledge and people knowledge and access to information to bear.”
Great post by Seth. Not finished reading it, but even just the first few paragraphs got me to thinking about the future of libraries and the skilled Librarians that work there.
See this as a way of focusing on the WHAT, rather than the HOW. Too many people want the HOW to stay the same. The HOW can be done cheaper and more effectively as technology and ideas enable new methods to come to fruition. The WHAT stays the same, regardless of the HOW. Learning, Ideas, Value, Trade, Exchange, these are the WHAT that people want and need, Not the HOW.