These are my notes on the video How to Learn Anything 5X Faster | ng-conf & Thinkster.io | #ngconf by Joe Eames from thinkster.io.

How to Learn Anything 5X Faster | ng-conf & Thinkster.io | #ngconf

Concepts

  • education is a process: many steps
  • content today provides only 1 step (Udemy, Pluralsight, blogs, books)
  • you have to do the rest
  • retention is KEY: what matters is what you know tomorrow, not what you know today
  • motivation: current process is demotivating, as it’s ineffective
  • passive learning: retention of 7 - 15%
  • active learning: retention of 75 - 90%
  • teaching: 90+%
  • typing is not coding: mechanical tasks (like typing) even hinder the learning process
  • missing piece of education: generation

Role of Teachers

  • tutoring/coaching
  • teach
  • assign proper exercises

Building Knowledge

  • like a building
  • foundation
  • build a framework upon the foundation
  • details

Effective Learning Plan

  1. consume the content
    • watch content max. 10 minutes
    • take notes (writing down helps processing)
  2. practice
  3. take breaks
  4. personal project
  5. spaced repetition

tips

  • get a “map”/overview
  • strategize your learning