The Language of Learning
LanguageWhen I first started at The College Network—I must admit there was a bit of a language barrier.  And, probably not in the way you are thinking; so many of the terms and abbreviations were ones that I had never heard before.  I was able to understand the terminology only after I studied about the online programs offered, and how our customers learned the materials.  

I approached my new job like a class.  I researched terms, their significance and meaning, in order to give myself a foundation.  As a marketing person, I cannot speak to others about that which I don’t understand.  Some of my questions were:  What exactly is Lean Six Sigma?  Bloom’s Taxonomy?  Who knew that I was an auditory learner?  And, I had never heard the word asynchronous before. 

A vast majority of information came from The College Network’s online Resource Center. In the Center for Learning Empowerment, I was able to learn about Bloom’s Taxonomy, defined as a classification of learning objectives within education.  I also took a short quiz to find out that I am an auditory learner.  And well, asynchronous is a student-centered teaching method that uses online learning resources (comprehensive learning modules) and is for example, self-paced. 

The easiest way for me to understand more about Lean Six Sigma was to write a blog about it—much like you would write a paper or study for an exam.  I researched the definitions, history and practical applications.  I was also able to speak to some of our customers who obtained their Lean Six Sigma certificate.  I then sat down to write a blog, in an attempt to help others like me who needed a better understanding of it.

I like to consider myself a lifelong learner.  I truly enjoy the process of learning.  While I am not in a position where I have to take exams, I do have to be able to be an expert in my field.  This time that you spend right now in your Associate of Science in Nursing program, BS in Nursing program, or in your certificate program is adding to your foundation and making you a stronger, smarter person.  It isn’t just about the material; it’s about how you use it. 

Comments for The Language of Learning

Name: Liz
Time: Sunday, November 6, 2011

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