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NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech - How to Leverage Online Learning to Build New Skills - Online 


Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

In my job and in life, I often find myself having to learn things I never knew existed. That is one thing I love about my life. In today's Pretty Sweet Tech, I will talk about how I apply a variety of learning theories and time-management tools to learn and practice new skills from the ground up. This means choosing what to learn and why, learning the basics and progressing to proficiency in practice. I also gathered several tips from experts who focus on "learning how to learn". Not all things can be learned quickly, but they can be learned effectively!

Using these methods, I taught myself how to code, continually study the effects of technology on society, am learning how to design online learning systems from the ground up, and an assortment of other related topics. The idea is to leverage online learning as a lower-cost option to skill-building. Learning online and practicing in your community also gets the job done equally well.

Hopefully this will make it easier to go from zero to sixty on a new subject much more efficiently. As an added bonus, I will also provide a list of the online learning sites I found useful, the ones I avoid, and why this is true for me. Your preferences may be different. Use these tools to find your own path to learning.

NCompass Live is broadcast live on Wednesdays, from 10am - 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website or use the World Clock Time Zone Converter. In the Time Zone Converter, NCompass Live is broadcast from U.S.A - Nebraska - Lincoln.

The show is recorded for anyone who may want to watch it again or who cannot attend at the scheduled time. Registration is not required to view the archived recordings.

NCompass Live is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. GoToWebinar login instructions are sent to registered attendees after registration for a session has closed. The Registration End date is listed on each session page, but usually closes on the Monday night before the date of the session. Please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones. 

Class Format
Date Time
6/24/2020 10am - 11am  (Central Time)
No Charge
Amanda Sweet
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
1000 904
Registration Starts Registration Ends
4/16/2020 6/22/2020
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Porter
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission
Registration Closed