Who can watch one more talking head tutorial online? How boring is that? No wonder words like learning, classes and courses are actually avoided by marketers when promoting a new class.
Learning has been boring and the same for a very long time. It does not make a difference if you are inside a classroom or watching online.
Online is even worse because although you have many places to go to improve your skills, most of them provide the same exact videos, with low quality, superficial content and most of the time very boring.
This is why Curious Mondo comes with a new proposal. A more relaxed environment, with high quality, in-depth content, using the best livestream technology where you are invited not only to watch but to participate and shape the courses according to your needs.
Our renowned Instructors are active in their areas and bring updated and practical information.
At Curious Mondo the conversation continues in our groups on social media so you can also share your opinions and creations.
All this interaction and access to experts provides a fun way for busy professionals to improve their skills in an independent format.
Due to our mission to bring knowledge and new skills to everyone, we livestream courses for free when they are created. Anyone, anywhere can watch and benefit from them and follow their path to their dreams.
People that buy our own demand classes make all this possible and even without knowing are impacting the World.
The online World has this potential: Break geographic barriers, multiply knowledge, propel people into new paths and transform the lives of millions of people. Curious Mondo is leading the way!
We live in the age of experience!
We need to feel in order to “get it”
That is why we need to re-shape the way we teach, we need to re-shape education.
Things have changed exponentially over the years in every field but with education the opposite has happened.
If you were to place a 200 year old doctor in today’s operation room he/she would not be able to even recognize most of the tools. On the other hand, if you did the same thing, get a 200 year old teacher and place in today’s classroom, this person would feel comfortable in that environment.
Pushing information, memorizing and fitting tests standards is not how people learn anymore.
Education now needs to bring experiences, emotions and stories which are like food to our brain. You connect experience with content.
Why do you think games are so popular and by 2020 it is said that our lives will be 80% gamified?
Because they provide experience, story line, emotions and when we learn a process we move into another phase where that process will be modified and then you evolve again to a new level.
Just look at the Pokemon Go craze and see why it is appealing to people of all ages. Virtual little cute creatures can populate a virtual reality environment. You go and discover these creatures like in a treasure hunt, then you help them evolve into other beings. You fight to train them and you join a team which makes you belong. Take into account that this game does not even provide instructions on how to be played. Making mystery part of its lure.
This experience is fulfilling and makes people learn all about the game and its creatures.
Education today needs to be exciting, allowing participation and morph into something else with this participation. It needs to create content around stories and experiences. This is how it is going. This is exciting.
It also need to reach people when they want, how they want and where they want. so the formats cannot be put in a box. They need to blend. In person, virtual, exchanging points of views. Not one expert telling what needs to be done but experts facilitating a process that provides a new experience.
This is true to kids as well with adults seeking to improve their skills.
That is our quest at Curious Mondo. Bring a new type of education while at the same time allowing people everywhere to get access to this exciting way of learning and allowing them access to the expert and access to help guide each course.
Let’s take a look how our brain processes information and how we learn:
- Our brains do not have the capacity to multitask. For years, multitasking has been considered an all-important skill.
However, research has found that our brains don’t actually have the power to multitask.
According to a 2009 study that was conducted in Paris, the participants’ brains actually worked at half capacity when they were asked to multitask.
In essence, one hemisphere concentrated on one task, while the other focused on completing the secondary task.
As such, it typically takes the brain twice as long to complete an assignment or task, and your error rate goes up by about 50%. This is because we aren’t “multitasking” at all, but “context switching”.
- Multimedia tools improve our brain’s memory power.
It’s been proven through multiple research studies and surveys that multimedia in eLearning, such as images and video, not only engage the learners but also help them to actually remember what they’ve learned.
Research cited in a report by Michelle Chau cites a number of examples of how interactive learning tools, such as ebooks, lead to improved knowledge retention. According to research, students who used ebooks that contained sound effects, music, audio narration, and images were able to retain and recite more information than those who were simply given traditional textbooks.
Utilizing these ebooks also led to group collaboration and peer interaction, as the students did not have to sit quietly on their own and privately read the text.
- Our brains work best at certain times of the day.
Giving learners the ability to learn anytime, anywhere with eLearning courses has its own unique set of advantages. One of the most significant advantages is the opportunity to tap into the power of our brains at times of peak efficiency, such as just after taking a nap or when first waking up in the morning.
A study conducted by German researchers found that quick naps could allow a learner’s brain to acquire and retain information more effectively.
During the study two groups of participants memorized cards that contained illustrations. Then, they asked the first group to take a nap, and the second to remain awake during a 40 minute break.After the 40 minutes had passed, they had the participants memorize another set of illustrated cards. Those who took a nap during the break remembered roughly 85% of the images and patterns, while those who stayed awake only recalled 60%. It is believed that napping allows information to be moved to the brain’s long-term memory storage centers, leading to improved data retention.
- Game play helps to exercise (and motivate) our mental muscles.
Believe it or not, playing games is actually good for your brain. Not only does it help to engage learners in the eLearning process itself, but it also serves to remedy the boredom that so often leads to unsuccessful learning experiences. A report that was released by Leicha Bragg of Deakin University details a study that was conducted in three different schools, which involved 240 students.
According to the research, students were more motivated to learn mathematics when the information was presented in a gaming format. Even their attitude toward the subject changed, as did their confidence regarding the various concepts involved. The students were also more motivated to learn the information, which improved their overall success and alleviated the boredom that is often associated with repetition (especially relating to problem solving).
- Our brain prefers images over text.
Adding visual elements to eLearning courses enhances knowledge retention. According to neuroscience research that is referenced in John Medina’s book “Brain Rules”, participants in studies only remember about 10% of information presented orally when they are tested 72 hours after instruction. However, that number jumps by about 65% when an image is added to the learning process. The basis of this idea lies in the “Pictorial Superiority Effect”, which suggests that visual input is more likely to be recognized and remembered.
Is it too late to learn new skills and change your life?
It is never too late and here are some very good examples of successful people that started later in life
Take a look at the infographic below on how millennials like to learn.
You will see that Elearning plays a big role in this aspect.
According to some predictions, by 2020 half of all classes will be taken online. When compared to today’s statistics that say that at least one class is taken virtually, these predictions are astonishing. Obviously, we are rapidly turning to virtual classrooms. With the rapid advent of communication technology, time, space, and money, no longer pose obstacles for improvement. This is why electronic forms of learning provide just about the perfect framework for lifelong learning.
Firstly, eLearning engages students into personally relevant experiences. Moreover, it encourages development of essential skills for the 21st century: creativity, critical thinking, meaningful collaboration. Finally, it enables simulation. In other words, eLearning creates authentic atmosphere and deepens the understanding of real-world issues by fully engaging students. The ultimate goal of eLearning is to instill a high value of learning and foster lifelong learning. In other words, there is something far beyond academic achievement, that is, the learners’ ability of active contribution to the learning process.
This is so exciting! To have things coming together after so much planning and work. Today we start our online journey.
Here you will find not only announcements of our free live interactive classes but a lot of tips and information on e-learning.
We believe we are bringing the opportunity for people to improve their skills, create a secondary income or start a business in the easiest and most effective way. We also think our format is aligned with the way people want to learn.
Organized information given by great experts in an interactive and informal way wherever you are, whatever device you choose to use.
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