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How to Build a Personal Learning Ecosystem

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Many students are likely aware that different people learn new concepts differently. Often times the conversation resolves to three main categories of learners: auditory, kinesthetic, and visual. This framework can certainly be helpful for many students to identify their preferred method of learning, but we think there’s a more helpful way to reinforce your learning.

In this episode of The Study Space Podcast, we discuss a higher-level concept for learning new topics and skills: personal learning ecosystems. We define what exactly is a personal learning ecosystem, how to build one, and how having one can benefit a college student. We discuss our own personal learning ecosystems and how we nurture it to reinforce our learning and development.

An ecosystem consisting of a river, trees, and moss

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • A personal learning ecosystem is a cycle of skills and knowledge that continually reinforce each other and allow one to move forward in learning new things
  • David’s learning ecosystem that includes classes, design team, Rocketry club, undergraduate research
  • Julian’s learning ecosystem that includes classes, projects, internship
  • How to build learning ecosystems for topics that don’t interest you
  • Not taking notes during lecture (sacrilege?)
  • Pomodoro technique

Your hosts: David Chuong and Julian Vu

Music: “Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzar is licensed under a Creative Commons License.