How We Learn

Have you ever thought about how you learn? We’re in academia, so I’m sure at one point or another you’ve spent a little bit of time wondering if you could be studying more efficiently or wondering if you’ll retain information you just learned.  Given how crunched we are for time, I know more than once I’ve spent a few precious moments trying to determine the most efficient way to maximize my learning and retention.

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Goals vs. Objectives: What’s the difference?

goals versus objectives: What's the difference? by Jamie Kopco

In our last post, I talked about how a strong learning goal could make a class much more powerful. As with any piece of writing, that post went through some rounds of revision, with the first round calling for a pretty substantial alteration. In that initial draft, most of the content was similar, but it used the terminology of “learning objectives.” Now it discusses “learning goals.” This was actually a big blunder on my part. But why do I now consider it a blunder, and what’s the difference?  Continue reading “Goals vs. Objectives: What’s the difference?”