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PPLSKILL #10 Self-learning 📘

PPLSKILL #10 Self-learning 📘
By Vahid A.Nezhad • Issue #11 • View online
Self-learning is important for developing and maintaining expertise in the modern workplace due to a rapidly declining lifespan of skills. Our goal in this issue is to explore how to manage learning tasks without relying on others for guidance.

📖 The 10-step system
The basic idea of the 10-step process is to start by getting a basic understanding of what you’re trying to learn—enough to know what you don’t know. Then take that information and use it to define the scope of what you want to learn, along with what success will look like. Armed with that knowledge, you can find resources—and not just books—to help you learn what you want to know. Finally, you can create your own learning plan to chart the course you’re going to take to learn your subject and filter the materials down to just the best ones that will help you achieve your goal.
  • Step 1: Get the big picture
  • Step 2: Determine Scope
  • Step 3: Define Success
  • Step 4: Find Resources
  • Step 5: Create a Learning Path
  • Step 6: Fiter Reseaurse
  • Step 7: Learn enough to get started
  • Step 8: Play around
  • Step 9: Learn enough to do something useful
  • Step 10: Tech
Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual By John Z. Sonmez
Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual By John Z. Sonmez
📝 Article
Typical Learning vs Self-learning
Whatever subject you want to learn about, the resources on the Internet are endless. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not as linear as a course or curriculum, but there are opportunities in that.
1. Typical Learning Environment: Knowledge in a classroom/course is based on curriculum and modules. This is typically a very linear style of learning.
  • Benefit: Bundled knowledge provides a clear and efficient learning journey towards a set goal.
  • Weaknesses: You learn a % of information available, as chosen by a tutor or institution through a set curriculum of which you adhere.
Typical Learning Environment
Typical Learning Environment
2. Self-learning environment: Knowledge in pursuit of an interest, based on curiosity and life-long learning is collected in a more sporadic fashion.
  • Benefit: The nature of learning in a curious manner leads to serendipitous discoveries (information and people) and takes you down paths you may never of been exposed to.
  • Weakness: It’s unknown what you’ll discover or achieve, and you may learn about topics in a broad manner rather than deep (but that’s your choice).
Self-learning Environment
Self-learning Environment
🍿 Video
How To Learn Anything Faster - 5 Tips to Increase your Learning Speed (Feat. Project Better Self)
How To Learn Anything Faster - 5 Tips to Increase your Learning Speed (Feat. Project Better Self)
  1. Deconstruct the skill and use the 80/20: which describe 80% of output comes from 20% of input.
  2. Have laser like focus and use pomodoro technique: The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.
  3. Learn by doing: Research show we learn 10% from reading, 20% from audio-visual, 50% from demonstration, 70% when practicing, 90% when doing.
  4. Be persistent
  5. Get enough sleep
🔬 Data
In the past, employees learned to gain skills for a career; now, the career itself is a journey of learning.
  • The issue of improving employee careers and transforming corporate learning emerged as the second most important trend in our survey, up from fifth last year.
  • Glassdoor data reveal that among Millennials, the “ability to learn and progress” is now the principal driver of a company’s employment brand
  • Yet only one-third of Millennials believe their organizations are using their skills well, and 42 percent say they are likely to leave because they are not learning fast enough.
  • Software engineers must now re-develop skills every 12–18 months. Professionals in marketing, sales, manufacturing, law, accounting, and finance report similar demands.
🎙️ Podcast
PODCAST | ML39: How To Find Your Learning Style
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