Learn faster by using retrieval

Jeffrey Karpicke is a cognitive psychologist from Purdue University. His area of research looks at strategies for long-term learning and comprehension. He published an interesting study in which he questioned college students on how they would study for an exam.

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Learn faster by linking information

Ever since I learned complex concepts, I noticed a trend. Whenever my grasp of the basics was solid, or I could relate the new information to already known concepts, my learning and retention were much better.

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Why you should personalize your learning

I’m one of those individuals who often are uncomfortable and bored in traditional educational settings. I always learned better and had more fun doing it, when reading a book. Except when I got a very enthusiastic teacher, perhaps that’s one reason why I like MOOC’s so much, they tend to be made by teachers who are highly passionate about education. Today I happened to watch some talks about learning and the brain.

In this part of the video, Dr. Lara Boyd mentions that due to the difference in our brain structure, our optimal learning settings differ from each other, there is no one method fits all.

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The logarithmic learning curve

I’m always getting a kick out of learning something entirely new. Perhaps that’s why I like to read about things outside of my expertise.

Conceivably that preference of mine has something to do with the fact that we learn new skills in a logarithmic time curve as I learned in this TEDx talk. The logarithmic curve means that initially, we get better very fast when we learn a new skill, and then our improvement slows down gradually like observed in the graph below.

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Bitcoin para dummies, una guía simple

Cansado de pagar cargos bancarios, de falta de privacidad y flexibilidad?

Por qué las criptomonedas son importantes y útiles? En mi opinion las criptomonedas juegan un rol muy importante en el libre comercio y la privacidad. Las criptomonedas no están bajo la regulación de ningún ente centralizado y por lo tanto, son casi immunes a la censura. Muy a contrario de los bancos y corporaciones como paypal, que en ocaciones cedieron a la presión de gobiernos para censurar a ciertos individuos o instituciones, el caso mas famoso probablemente sea el de Julian Assange. PayPal y demás instituciones financieras estuvieron obligadas de enfriar sus bienes y así, evitar que la gente done dinero a causa de Wikileaks. Más detalles aquí.

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