Five Tips to Thrive in Online Learning

A world class learning experience is five tips away.
  1. Be really curious!  In every moment, want to know and understand more.
  2. Embrace a culture of learning over a culture of earning.  Concern yourself with learning and growing personally instead of getting that A+.
  3. Manage your time well.  Where are you going to carve out the time to devote to being curious and learning?
  4. Build connections.  Be aware of the people behind the course (instructors, learners, authors, etc).  Reach out and connect with these people.
  5. Leave it a little better than it was when you first came.  Contribute to the learning environment, your fellow learners, and the course.

 

What else might you add to this list to make it even better learning experience!

You Need More Days at the Beach!!!

Take a moment to be honest with yourself: Do you take all your vacation days?  Do you leave work at work when you’re on vacation?  Do you let yourself enjoy the time off?

Taking more vacation (or the full number we’re given) has been linked to increased happiness, better performance, even higher raises!  Check out this infographic from Quill.com.

Where are you planning to go on your next vacation?  Let us know in the comments below.

Joy, Hope, Cheer, But Mostly Shopping!

Christmas can be a busy time of year for everyone. And it’s important to settle down and take some time to remember the coming of our Lord in the flesh.

However, it’s also a time for excitement, laughter, and joy!  Enjoy this musical home light show from Tom BetGeorge and Straight No Chaser.

Tom BetGeorge also has home lights shows for Sarajevo (Carol of the Bells) and Star Wars.

We hope your home is filled with laughter this Christmas.  Merry Christmas!

Everyone Needs Research

research-logoEveryone does research.  Every ministry needs research.

Do you think these statements are true?  OC believes that research is the foundation of excellent and successful ministry.  In addition, it is the assumption that every OC worker will, in some way, be involved in doing research.  What part can you play?

Finding Your Way with OC Research is a collection of online courses designed to instruct OC workers in the purposes and processes of doing research in OC.  Developed from the training of OC’s research giants, Jim Montgomery, Bob Waymire, and Paul Yaggy, Finding Your Way is designed for every OC worker.

Level One introduces the purpose, value, and biblical basis of OC Research to every OC worker.  Enroll and get started today!

Level Two delves further into how research is beneficial to OC’s ministry and provides a guide to doing field research.  Whether you’re a leader, research, or mission information worker, this information is essential for the success of your ministry planning and implementation.  The first two modules of Level Two are currently available.  Enroll and get started today!

Note: These courses are currently only available to OC workers and staff.  If you’re not a member of OC, but would like to participate, please contact the facilitator and OC researcher, Russ Mitchell.

 

Get Moving at Work

Eight long hours sitting in that desk chair!  Wouldn’t it be nice to get the blood flowing through your legs again and lose a few pounds?  Check out this infographic from LlyodsOnlineDoctor and NeoMam Studios.

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Do you have favorite exercises that you use while at work?

Reduce Your Reading Load with these 8 Text Summarizing Apps

If you’re like me, you’ve got two bookshelves and a hard drive full of books and articles to read for your work and professional development.  Check out this article for 8 mobile apps that analyze documents and summarize them for you.

Source: Top 8 Mobile Apps For Text Analysis – eLearning Industry

Learning Center Upgraded and Available

The Learning Center has been upgraded!  This upgrade includes some exciting new improvements to the mobile experience with the Learning Center.  Try it out on your phones and tablets!

We’ll continue to make changes to the site throughout Wednesday and the rest of the week, but you may work on your courses, messages other learners, and operate as normal.  Thank you for your patience.

Let us know what you think about the new features.