How to get quality and structured knowledge from the Internet?

In the age of world wide web online learning popular as ever. Indeed, what could be easier? You can learn from anywhere that has Internet; selection of courses is extensive and varied, and the amount of free and available online training material is so great that it will take time and pati

Someone buys online courses, and someone just haphazardly studying everything you can find in open access to the desired topic. Therefore, in the field of online learning, there are always two extremes:

  1. Sale course and neglect other sources. But the fact that promoted and advertised the course may be ineffective, contrary to the specific objectives of the learner; it can also be quite limited, ie contain the experience and knowledge of only one specialist.
  2. Free, independent, but the haphazard absorption of all available information on the desired topic. In this case, the difficulty is that in many knowledge areas there are nuances that are interpreted by different authors in different ways. All this creates confusion in the application of knowledge in practice.

    Before we move on to the way of independent learning, let's think together, what should be our knowledge?

You can buy a course, you can search for information yourself

  1. Modern. Study information must be relevant, reflect the latest experience of leading specialists. Such information cannot be obtained from books 20 years ago in the city library (which does not diminish the importance of the library; really passionate about and there you will find "pearls"... but not in that case, when you need advanced knowledge); so for her we will go only on the Internet.
  2. Versatile. It is necessary to consider the same question in the interpretation of different authors. This will help avoid "one-sidedness", the "plane" of perception, and allow the use of different approaches depending on the situation.
  3. Successfully applied in practice. It is important that your teacher was a successful practitioner. Unfortunately, such luck is not always possible to calculate in the case when you choose any online course; and almost no hope, if you go to the offline course in a local school (unless you live somewhere in Chicago near Kendall College, which teaches chefs of the world level!). But this is possible if you choose a teacher yourself, which fully applies to self-education through the Internet!

    If you are studying photography, even your teacher will be one of the most successful practitioner's photographers whose work is done professionally, inspire your beauty and style (attention!) to sell expensive.

Look for information about the teacher - you have to trust him as a specialist

But if you study to be a fashion designer and want to create your own collection of clothing, the logical step would be the training of a specialist who has already released a lot of collections, making some mistakes (which may warn you!), came to the optimal solution of tasks and gained invaluable experience, which can now share with you. Quite often the problem with courses is that they are taught "experts" who themselves have not reached any heights in the business which they undertake to teach others.

If your way is self — education, you have the chance to learn from the best teachers. Of course, it will have to do a little more than just pay the money and come to the course... But the result is worth it!

So, what is this wonderful method of self-education?

You can independently structure the course and collect information on the topics on the Internet.

First, to find the more full content of a suitable course on the Internet (looking for on the pages of various universities, and sometimes is of a course contains comprehensive information about its content) and then use this structure to find information for each item and its thorough, in-depth study and analysis.

Secondly, in the fact that after getting basic knowledge to delve deeper into each point, using not one but several sources to obtain information from those authors, which decided to focus on his training. Sometimes this will require "digging very deep" or to have the skills of Sherlock Holmes to understand, for example, images from the Integral, how the simulated or that dress, or seeing the incredible beauty of the photo, to understand how it achieved such an amazing atmosphere of the picture.

  • Moreover, we do not leave such important examples at the level of "saw — estimated — realized". Our goal: "saw — rated — reviewed — laid on components brought the recipe — saved it — a thousand times put into practice is modified in accordance with their own tasks, I have developed my own style."

If you speak a foreign language (then you are a lucky man!) — be sure to learn foreign sources: they tend, to a greater extent reflect the current trends in many fields of knowledge.

Keep a notebook close at hand and make a summary.

And thirdly, is to treat education seriously: notes — everything! They help to activate motor memory, a deeper understanding of the learning material and organize it. The rule clearly and in a structured way to record all learning and all anywhere seen and heard, even indirectly associated with your study theme: questions that require additional study, combinations of colours, ingredients, perspective, ideas, mood, the as yet unresolved tasks, get images... Maybe one day you will come to an Epiphany, and you will find among these recordings is something really important at the moment!

It is important to understand that the essence of self-learning, unlike traditional learning, is that it is continuous, it carries, it comes from within, doesn't end with classes and does not stop after graduation.

You become in a good way "thief": you don't just enjoy watching a favourite movie, but, for example, is characterized by a stylish and analyze the image of the heroine; if you're a writer, remember and analyze the most catchy dialogue, well, if you are a psychologist, then enjoy watching you are unlikely to succeed (unless the action is really good and you "believe" them, just like Stanislavsky!).

Every genius has his own way

As you can see, the method is both simple and complicated. The complexity of it is that you need dedication and patience. But if you are the next genius, the other way you have, most likely, not!

So let you inspire such figures as Salvador Dali (who did not want to learn from teachers and academics and to develop your style of painting), Leo Tolstoy, who wrote with mistakes (that did not stop him from becoming one of the greatest novelists of the world), Jimi Hendrix (world famous guitar virtuoso, singer and composer, who did not know musical notation). Good luck!


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