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Article Title: 10 Factors that Affect Learning

Publication: InternetCE blog (insurance continuing education)

Summary: From lifestyle to momentary circumstance, many types of factors affect our ability to learn new information. Not all are easy to control; however, knowing what what those factors are can help you get the most out of a course or other learning experience. This article explains ten factors that affect learning and offers advice on how to positively influence each.

Take frequent breaks. With a busy schedule, it can be tempting to plow through an online course as quickly as possible. But if you’re skimming the content and clicking ahead quickly, how much can you really expect to remember later? If you genuinely want to learn, slow down your pace and take frequent breaks. The breaks allow time to process segments of new information and help keep you attentive.

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Article TitleHow Can Note Taking Help You with Online Learning?

Publication: InternetCE blog

Summary: Even if taking notes has never helped you in the past, it can help you now. The key is to be engaged when taking notes and use an effective approach. This article offers advice for taking notes (and learning from them) to complement an online course.

Comments: It’s interesting how some people are die-hard note takers when in a class, while others swear that it does them no good. Cognitive psychology suggests that taking notes should help people remember things…but of course, how someone approaches this task influences its helpfulness. This article discusses that.

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