How to learn best in an online environment

Over 50 million students will attend elementary and secondary schools in the 2021 school year. 
 
Many of these classrooms will be virtual.  Never in our history have we as students’ needed to become more independent and self-guided learners in order to succeed in school and at work. 

Learning can be a challenge for many people who feel powerless when they are in a physical classroom and in a virtual classroom trying to learn something.  Study and practice can feel like an uphill, overwhelming, task. 
 
How we frame what we are going to learn makes all of the difference.  Learning that is guided by meaning and more importantly being able get those facts and lesson in our memory defines our academic performance.  Many frame how to learn by gravitating toward a learing style.  That is the start of a Learning Frame.
 
Meet Jason Barron.  He had two problems:
  1. How to be a successful adult student
  2. How to pay off the student debt he would occur while getting his MBA?
 
He had the idea to make sketchnotes of his classes rather than scribble conventional lecture notes, and then compile everything into a book with the hope of using the profits to pay off his student loans.

After a few classes and sketches he created a Kickstarter campaign requesting $7,000 to cover the editing and printing costs. 2,300 backers to pledge more than $73,500 to the campaign.
 
Barron, a self-proclaimed visual learner, said “putting [concepts] visually helps me as I study things out in my mind.”
 
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In recalling and retelling what you have learned in a way that make sense is called reinforcement and elaboration.
 
Elaboration as a way to study by explaining and describing ideas by making connections among ideas you are trying to learn and connecting the material to your own experiences, memories, and day-to-day life.

The visual MBA story is really about how Barron was able to elaborate the material in a meaningful way so that he could achieve his learning goals. We can do the same, if we learn how to frame our educational experiences.
 

How did to Barron frame his education experiences?

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This is a Learning Frame:
 
Learning Frames is a simple yet powerful cognitive alignment model that helps you create effective learning experiences. Based upon proven neuroscience and instructional design principles a learning framework will:
  • Give you a sustainable mindset for learning
  • Give you the tools and methods to overcome learning bias and increase your ability to learn
  • Give you a framework that empowers you to increase your potential through acquiring knowledge, skills, and increasing your learning potential
 
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How to build a learning frame in 5 easy steps:
 
  1. Create a Learning Goal
  2. Define the Reason for learning
  3. Analyze your ability to learn and your baseline knowledge
  4. Make a plan or Stratedgy to achieve your learning goal
  5. Be accountable for what you know and evaluate what you still need to learn to achieve your learning goal

 
Many create these frames organically, but now you can have a system to apply a learning frame to any experience.


Access How to Build Your own Learning Frame online course.

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