There is no shortage of information in the Digital Age. The challenge is learning to distill that information into useful insights. In this class, learn how to learn. You will be skilled at finding and using information to improve your writing, thinking, and strategy personally and professionally.
We live in the Knowledge Economy. Use this course to improve your ability to gather and distill information so you can work effectively and filter out the signal from the noise.
Who It’s For:
Curious learners and knowledge workers who want to create ideas.
What You Get:
- Framework for finding and validating information
- Process for generating new ideas based on information you discover from others
Why It’s Time to Learn How to Learn
The most common skill we use in our daily lives is gathering and distilling information. By improving your ability to learn you can work smarter, think deeper, and generate more interesting insights. Whether you are a knowledge worker or just a curious learner, this course will help you build the most important muscle in your body: your brain.
- Knowledge workers
- Content creators
- Business leaders
- Curious learners
What You’ll Learn
Learn how to learn in an era of information overload. You’ll generate original ideas by improving your process of knowledge gathering and expression.
Next start: November 15, 2021
- Capture information using note-taking tools and second brain set-ups
- Organize information around projects, areas, resources, and archives to build a “just-in-time” learning set-up
- Distill information into useful pieces that can be used for marketing, strategy, sales and more
- Express your key takeaways from information in unique formats optimized for our digital world
Every course is taught by industry expertswho work in the industry.
Your instructor is a Renaissance Man who has survived Alaskan tsunamis, read ancient Greek texts next to the Parthenon, and worked to save the environment in his home in Sioux Falls. David O’Hara is a professor of philosophy, environmental studies, and ancient texts. Over 30 years of teaching and learning, he has mastered the art of learning.
How the Course is Structured
Learn from the Instructor and Peer Supporters
Complete the 4-week course with twice-weekly synchronous, online sessions where you learn from Dr. David O’Hara and your classmates.
Build Your Learning System
Use frameworks and models from the class to change how you gather and distill information.
Present at Portfolio Day
At the end of the course, present your new learning model and how you will use it personally and professionally.
Earn Credit for Your Work
Earn one undergraduate credit from the University of Jamestown that can transfer to the university of your choice (subject to their rules). Or apply your credit to continuing education requirements.
What Makes the Metalearning Special
Our course is unique because it provides:
What Makes University of Jamestown Accelerated Special
Every University of Jamestown Accelerated course provides:
Courses include four elements:
Read, watch, and listen to the best information to build your foundational knowledge.
Students can choose to pay directly, apply for Accelerated Scholarships, or receive financial aid for certificate completion.
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