Many Learn Local providers offer courses on digital technology, such as how to use smart phones, streaming platforms and social media, so today we’re going to talk about podcasts. A podcast is an audio episode, usually streamed, where people discuss different topics on absolutely anything and everything – depending on your interests.
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With the Internet and its limitless resources at our disposal, everyone can be a lifelong learner these days, as long as they have a reliable Internet connection and a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone. From free online courses to websites and even apps that promote the learning of a second language, there is an… Read more »
If you’re an adult who is thinking about returning to study, whether it’s a short course, certificate, diploma or degree, know that you’re not alone. Here in Australia, more and more adults are returning to study, whether to advance their careers, help them to get a better job, or even to change careers altogether.
Sufficient rest and sleep is crucial to our body and mind’s ability to function effectively. Particularly for adults who are returning to study, many, if not most of you, will be juggling several major commitments, such as work and family, on top of your studies.
Listening is an important life skill, not just in terms of becoming a better learner, but also in terms of making you a more effective employee, friend and all round person. Listening is not the same as hearing; you can hear something without actually listening to it – that is, without actually engaging with what… Read more »
While it goes without saying that adequate rest, regular exercise and a healthy diet go a long way towards ensuring that our brains are functioning at their best, when it comes to boosting our brainpower and memory, there is more that we can do.
If you’re applying for a job, you want to make sure that you give yourself the best possible chance of succeeding, and it all begins with your resume.
Have you ever looked at a child and admired their creativity, sense of wonder and enthusiasm? Growing up might be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t learn a thing or two from the children around us.
Technological advances make lifelong learning accessible to most members of the community. Despite this, many people do not prioritise learning
So you want to be a lifelong learner – congratulations! Lifelong learning is a wonderful thing to aspire to, and the benefits extend far beyond your job and career into your personal and social life.
Going back to school as an adult can be both exciting and daunting. Unlike those earlier years, adulthood generally comes with more commitments, such as work and family, which compete for your time and energy. That being said, there are a number of strategies you can adopt to help you study more effectively as an… Read more »
Keeping jadedness and cynicism at bay is a good place to start, but if you are looking to keep your curiosity alive, the best examples around are often children. Believe it or not, according to studies done in the UK, young children were thought to ask between 300 and 400 questions a day, with four… Read more »
Returning to study is a big commitment, particularly for adults who, more often than not, are also juggling a variety of other responsibilities including work and family. For them, effectively managing their time is one of their biggest challenges and sacrifices frequently have to be made. If you are returning to study as an adult,… Read more »
There are many ways to learn as an adult. Here are 7 of them:
As the saying goes, we are what we eat. The benefits to eating right are manifold, ranging from weight control and general wellbeing to even your brain’s ability to function at its best.
Returning to study as an adult can be a scary experience. But there are many benefits to being a mature-age learner. Not only are you making an important investment in your future; you also contribute valuable skills, knowledge and experience to the classroom.
Here are 7 well known people who didn’t let a disability prevent them from learning and, more importantly, living their life and succeeding.
Learning is a lifelong process, and there’s no reason to stop studying just because you’ve reached a certain age. For many adults, returning to study is an important and necessary step towards a better job or career advancement. Even though it might seem like a major, rather daunting step, it’s often a worthy investment, with… Read more »
According to the journal Science, doing quizzes can actually help you to learn better. Doing quizzes helps motivate people to “want to” learn. So are you motivated? OK great, give this quiz a go for a bit of quizzical fun.
The ability to ask questions when learning something new is a very useful skill to have as an adult learner. It can assist you to clarify new concepts and accelerate your learning. When you ask questions in a group learning environment, not only do you show that you are engaging with the topic that is… Read more »
Learning as an adult can change your life. Here are some of the reasons you should check out a Learn Local near you today.