Contrary to popular belief, we know a lot about how people learn! And you can, too.
I distill decades of research in education and provide you with key insights to help you learn, teach, or engage with science through these resources below.
SCIENCE OF LEARNING
What do you want to learn? Regardless of the answer, this course will help you take control of your learning for the rest of your life.
Broken up into daily emails, this overview course synthesizes the past several decades of learning research into digestible 5-minute reads.
As we grow up, we often develop habits that can be counter-productive to achieving our learning goals. This course will help you structure your own learning experiences to be more effective. Apply its lessons to your own practice, and you will find yourself learning more, learning more deeply, and learning more efficiently.
Learning ain’t easy. This course makes it easier.
HOW SCIENCE WORKS
What do we know about science? Although we encounter scientific claims on a daily basis in the modern world, what do we really know about "science"?
This course reveals what science is and isn't, to help you think more critically about the science you encounter in short 5-minute reads every day.
We explore deep questions about scientific knowledge and how science works. For example, how does one scientific claim become so reliable, it becomes basic knowledge? When should scientists change their beliefs? And do they do it when they should?
The course draws on the philosophy, history, and sociology of science, offering intellectual conundrums to ponder. It just might make you a better scientist.
SURVEY SAYS... HOW TO WRITE SURVEYS TO GET THE INFORMATION YOU WANT
A huge part of learning, especially in our work environment, is collecting information. How do you make sure your surveys provide sound data?
Distilling fifty years of research on how to write surveys effectively, this guide gives you all of the information you need to collect valuable data, not nonsense. From choosing correct question types to avoiding response bias, you can't write your next survey without this.
I read a lot of books on learning, science, and technology. This is my list of recommended reading:
Have you read book that didn't make the list? I'd love to hear about it.