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Question: what is your understanding of the nature of learning? I feel like I learn so so much from the web, it's a fascinating process, but it's making me think about the metaphors and language I use when I describe learning to myself. I'll share my thoughts tomorrow, but I bet many of you have very different ways you understand learning. Please share so we can all benefit. Thanks!
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Please finish this sentence: "when I learn something new, what happens is..."
...different depending on what I learned.

Procedural learning: how to ____. The power law of practice is most pertinent here.

Semantic learning: facts and figures. If it's relevant to my life or goals, I need much less repetition. If it's not, like a new language I'm not immersed in, then I'm hopeless.

Episodic learning: history of events. It's easier to learn what happened to whom than facts and figures about when and where.
it gives me satisfaction and make me feel happy and raised my confidence.and as a tutor i tried my best to deliver my learning to my students in a effective way for their brighter future
Ed Chi
I learn when I interact with intellectual others via debates and brainstorms.
The nature of learning? Two kinds: Learning by experience: usually works, but painful. By then, it's too late. Learning vicariously: easier, but rarely works. You can tell that just by looking around at the world. You might say--we never learn.
also the use of the translator helps to get news/info from around the world and keeps the flow of communication going
i sometimes realize how wrong i was before
Hm, it certainly depends on the sites you're looking at, but most times it's just gathering of facts, and rarely actual learning - or is it?
When I find interesting facts and do some follow-up reading (rarely, unfortunately), and not just wikipedia, this is when actual learning sets in.

So learning, in my book, is not just learning new facts in the process, but also getting to know the way that leads to the conclusion of random bits of information becoming facts. (Way) Back in school there were those peeps who just learned the facts. This was fast and easy, but didn't help them learning to think at all.

(Me, I was always too lazy for that. I learned the basics and deducted from there on. Worked ok.)

"Think of all those thinks you can think" - Dr. Seuss
In Stream of Thought©: Learning is a seamlessly extensible adaptation to subjects, objects, and events, which create a footprint on our intellect through exposure.

This footprint is stored CACHE either in our conscious (usually intermittently temporary) or subconscious (retrievable through event-response processes) but it does not become permanent knowledge until it has reached our unconscious thresholds.

Individuals learn in many different ways. Some respond to visual stimulations, others to audio, tactical, and/or emotional. The most versatile and adaptable individuals are those that absorb awareness on demand through many different media simultaneously.
+On Social Media© "Minds Under Construction"
Learning is both a physiological and psychological shift. Assimilation is typically mistaken for learning. Assimilating a subject mean that you can restate previously expressed idea. I believe that learning becomes part of the learner and will allow new thoughts with be conjured.
"when I learn something new, what happens is..." it reinforces my perspective on how humans and technology work in tandem and how in fact humans are more alike than not regardless of wherever you happen to live.
... I learn that which is interesting to me, if not than I'm hard pressed to retain the information, and even worse when i need to recall it. What I've realised is that the brain stores knowledge in a different way than how it stores memories, meaning that the two are not one and the same thing, and the proof to this is when you know something but cant remember where that knowledge originates from. Something to ponder.
"when I learn something new, what happens is..." that I may decide to apply it there and then - thus prolonging the sense of satisfaction in having learned something new, or else I might also decide that it's not that useful, and thus go through a short lived satisfaction which is easily forgotten.
I think it's right, web and my practical life gives me a lots of thought.
.. the rewiring of my brain in a way which lets me perform 'better' the next time I encounter a (structurally or logically) similar situation.
"when I learn something new, what happens is...": my perspective on things changes, because I have a new piece of context through which I view the world around me. It may alter my sense of things I thought I already knew, or affect my understanding of things I encounter next. What most amazes me, is how things I learn in one domain affect how I learn and understand seemingly unrelated ideas in other domains.
..I am expanding my experience of a collective purpose.
Trial and way to learn for me
Learning something new empoers me to make the right decision and gives me the confidence to take action.
After thought: The meaning of learning, the meaning of learning... Does learning have a meaning in and of itself?

Learning is definitely a process...
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The secrets of the universe's discovery on this planet is being greatly slowed down by human stupidity, and their fear of the unknown and fear of knowledge. People reject what they can't comprehend. Religion on this world is what slows us down. Its flawed and was created o show creation to toddler minded ancients of the human race. If people cant open their eyes here they will never know more.
Way back in HS I conducted research and wrote papers about "fear of the unknown" and behavioral patterns in human perceptions. Through college, I arrived at the realization that this fear is driven primarily by instincts and our animal survival mechanisms. Thus this "fear” has very little to do with unknown variables and cannot be classified as "fear" in and of itself.

It is a contemplative state entered into by the mind while evaluating for potential danger.

I agree that religion and politics segrated people and social groups through mind control and fear.

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@ +Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote, "I'll share my thoughts tomorrow..." Well Marshall tomorrow has come and long gone but you have not kept your promise... We are yet to hear your thoughts.
As I walk through the process of learning life becomes a bit simpler every time and a bit clearer as well. Step by step, I discover a feeling of satisfaction and a sorta´ sensation of taking advantage of my lifetime.
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