You will hear people in their 40’s and older say: ” Eh, in our times, things were much more different then they are today! Look what you have turned into! ” Do this, do that” are not the things that most of us want to hear, even though they can be of use (not all of the time, but definitely there is wisdom in them!).
Today’s youngsters are different from what they were a decade or more ago. Not that only the times are changing, but the surrounding is changing. When I say surrounding, I mean the society, the development in science, technology, education … or overall everything has changes! Most of the things relevant to upbringing are more or less changes or are in a process of being changed, all being affected by the ongoing processes of modification, upgrading and evolution of the world we live in.
But to be more specific in the learning segment, what do today’s generation have that our parents did not have?
Here is the list of 11 tricks – and – tips that will help you speed up learning:
1. Computers: There is no doubt that that the ability to use the computers is the number one benefit of our age. The possibilities to have an access to various applications, through different options and tools, is making learning interesting and fun.
The universal utilization of computers for all ages is a plus and their mobility (if you are using lap top) enables limitless freedom of learning wherever and whenever you want. Apart from the chance of reaching these resources for money (cheaper than traditional schools) you have limitless resources for free. Find out more about the available online resources at: Online education resources for free or Eduaction and money!
2. Internet: In the times of our parents if you have told anyone the concept of Internet, most probably one would have thought that you are under some sort of “light” stimulants, drunk or have vivid hallucinations!! However, our age enables that via the Internet connections we download lectures, follow them online, attend courses, MOOCS, or obtain all possible grades like in traditional education.
During this, you are the master of your time and the speed of learning. You must not forget the option of having the chance to connect with your peers and teacher and the freedom of communication though social media, in audio and video channels.
3. E-books: The notion of libraries brings sentimental feelings – it is undeniable fact! The mild odor of used books, the silence of the library corridors and the endless lines of books brings the notion of being at the right place of expanding your horizons in all possible ways.
There is much in the exceptionality in the feeling of being in a library, but imagine the advantage of having the same amount of resources in simple document folders, the freedom of accessing them literally everywhere, as many times you wish…well, you must admit – an advantage and a convenience! New moments in e-books: with the expanding trend of audio books, we will be listening instead of reading the books, which is just another pampering worth using them.
4. Social networks: The social networks coming with the expansion of the Internet are not only a place to exchange photos, chat or meet somebody, they are limitless place to exchange learning experiences, to obtain first hand views of the educators and the educated, without restriction, sometimes without censure, frankly and free. Linked in and Google + education circles are great place to exchange views, articles, post and experience on learning.
You will find many more if you search for yourself, but it is better to be with the most reliable and most visited if you wish to have higher quality of information exchange.