Tag: Education

  • We should be the experts – why are YOU a lifelong learner?

    I read this post this morning with a link through Twitter.  We who are still lifelong learners in our retirement years should be the experts here!  Here is your chance to let teachers know why lifelong learning is important to YOU: Today I got to thinking….We encourage our kids to be life-long learners. And when […]

  • Don’t retire your memory – Lots of opportunities for learning – Try Adobe Fireworks

    Do you  prefer hands-on learning to the more traditional courses and lectures? I was a college webmaster and instructor of web development for ten years, and one of the things that attracted me to the field in 1995 was the rapid pace of new software development, which meant that I had to run just to […]

  • How Your Brain Connects the Future to the Past

    We are understanding more and more about the brain! According to scientists, the brain’s memory circuits are not merely for reflecting on the past but are also vital mechanisms for imagining, anticipating, and preparing for the future. In this new view, your brain is a proactive system that integrates past experience to help you navigate […]

  • Everybody blogs—but who on earth reads them?

    A very good question? My blogs are more an online journal for me to record things that I find interesting, but I have to admit that I do check the stats once in a while to see if anyone is reading them. I was thinking and talking about blogs for almost the entire day yesterday. […]

  • Have you heard about open study groups?

    More and more seniors are joining the social networking scene, and I hope you will join us at OLLI Online! Once you have an Internet connection, you have access to the world — and it is getting more interesting and engaging all the time. I read about the open study initiative this morning in the […]

  • Lifelong Learning Resources in Charlottesville

    There are so many lifelong learning resources in our area! If you are unable to attend the OLLI Fall 2010  classes, perhaps you can find an alternative. Please take a look at the updated  Learning Resources page and leave a comment to let me know if I have missed anything. Thanks -RuthK via University of […]