Time to learn something
2/20/2008 02:53:00 PM | Author: Christa
So, now I'm finally posting on the second "blogging required" project I got myself into this year - Learning 2.0 at the Nebraska Library Commission!

The program actually started last week, but we didn't have to blog anything until this week. And those of you that know me, please don't be shocked that I didn't procrastinate this until the very last day. I'm sure this crazy proactiveness (yup, I am an accomplished wordsmith, too.) won't last. I'll be back to my lazy self soon, don't you worry.

I just finished watching the online tutorial Seven and 1/2 Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners.

First, it is a great explanation of what we are trying to do with Learning 2.0. Really helped me understand what I can do, and what I have already been doing without realizing it. Lifelong learning isn't something you have to consciously do. You don't have to sit down and say, "OK, now I am going to learn this." It just happens! Pretty cool.

I think the hardest habit for me would be #3 - View problems as challenges. Well, at the start it's hard. It's much easier to just be annoyed and get upset about problems that crop up. I do that real quick. Just ask anyone who's heard me muttering in my office. But then, I take a few deep breaths, and dive in to solve the problem. It all works out in the end....usually.

The easiest habit for me is a no-brainer - #7 1/2 - PLAY! I do that all the time! I enjoy trying out new things, figuring out how they work, finding all the tips and tricks I can online. It may be my downfall some days, though. I can get TOO involved in learning something new and fun. Then mundane things like cleaning the house or weeding my e-mail can get pushed way to the bottom of my to-do list.

But then the dust bunny creeps out from under the couch and starts harassing the cats and I have to go broom it into submission.

#7 1/2 + #3 = It all works out in the end.
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