Friday, February 5, 2016

JSWT - Back by Popular Demand

We're starting back up the job search work team (JSWT) because so many people said it helped them to find their ideal job quickly. This time we're going to use a new teaching technique called MOOC. A massive open online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance. 

This is a free course, but you have to buy/download the recommended book to follow along. We'll make recordings available to walk you through the course material. And since it's a team effort, we'll use modern technology to share notes, comments, feedback and leads on job opportunities.

Join our JSWT today!!




Date: Tuesdays, starting February 16, 2016

Time: 8:00 pm Central, 9:00 Eastern

Dial-in Number: by invitation only

Cost: Free



You are invited to attend the Job Work Search Team. Weekly status reports are due by Tuesdays, at 8 pm central. Using online collaboration tools, we discuss each other's job search experiences and plans, answer each other's questions and give each other encouragement. We can exchange information about employers and the experiences we have had with job fairs, conventions, trade shows and interviews. Feel free to discuss what you have accomplished on your job search during the previous week and your goals for the upcoming week.  

See more info on this online workshop here:
http://www.blacksgonegeek.org/careers-in-technology/job-search-work-team


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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sharepoint Consultants

Learn how to become a SharePoint Consultant. Sign up here: http://www.blacksgonegeek.com/#!sharepointconsultants/c1y21




Thursday, January 28, 2016

Learning How to Learn: Register Today!

 Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects


This is a fantastic free course! Over 400,000 people have taken this course from all over the globe. https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn

Upcoming session: February 1st to March 6th. Registration ends February 6th.

Learning this material will help you learn faster, ace exams and boost your retention. You are never too old to learn! Check it out!!


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This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.

Using these approaches, no matter what your skill levels in topics you would like to master, you can change your thinking and change your life. If you’re already an expert, this peep under the mental hood will give you ideas for: turbocharging successful learning, including counter-intuitive test-taking tips and insights that will help you make the best use of your time on homework and problem sets. If you’re struggling, you’ll see a structured treasure trove of practical techniques that walk you through what you need to do to get on track. If you’ve ever wanted to become better at anything, this course will help serve as your guide.

Registration ends February 6th. Register today! https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn



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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Coursera - Learning How to Learn

 

Take the world’s best courses, online.

“Imagine if we could teach so that 98% of our students would be above average.” Daphne Koller from Stanford University.

I heard this quote for Dr. Koller in a video (http://open.sina.com.cn/course/id_541/) about Coursera (https://www.coursera.org), a free online learning platform. What phenomenal is that I got the link from a young lady in China who is taking the same course I’m taking, Learning How to Learn (https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn/).  We’re taking it with over 400,000 other students. The same platform is used to offer other free courses from top universities around the country. I learned about this new course because I took another great course of this platform, Positive Psychology. https://www.coursera.org/learn/positive-psychology that has changed my life forever.

The moral to this story is simple. Hundreds of thousands of students from all around the world are getting .access to the courses that students in the USA only get by attending top universities; and they are forming learning communities and study groups along the way. And you can get in on a mobile app too. This is the future of education staring us in the face today!

Is there something you want to learn? Check out Coursera and while you’re at it, check out edX (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EdX) too. edX is another massive open online course (MOOC) provider where I took another course, The Science of Happiness (https://www.edx.org/course/science-happiness-uc-berkeleyx-gg101x-2), another great course that comes highly recommended.

Don’t put so much energy into achieving your goals that you forget to have fun where you are now. Remember, life is not a destination, it is a journey; it is learning from and enjoying all the experiences along the way! Empowering Yourself by Harvey Coleman(http://www.blacksgonegeek.org/publications/p-i-e


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