Optimizing Your Learning

Optimizing Your Learning aims to transform you into an effective and empowered self-directed learner. In the modern world, long-term academic, professional, and personal success is driven by the ability of individuals to take control of their learning. Therefore, this course will support you in developing the knowledge, skills, and mindsets needed to take ownership of your learning and build your self-efficacy.

During the course, you will develop competence in skills that are most critical for effective self-directed learning (i.e. planning, monitoring, and evaluating your learning) while also learning how to use learning strategies to maximize your overall learning efficiency and efficacy. You will also use the emotional intelligence framework to explore your self-awareness, motivation, and self-regulation skills in support of your development as a self-directed learner.

The course will conclude with the creation of a personal learning charter that will help guide you in your learning throughout your time at Kibo and in other areas of your life.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how learning happens in the brain, and apply this knowledge to improve your learning process.
  • Implement a structured self-directed learning process.
  • Improve your self-awareness, self-regulation, and motivation.
  • Identify the internal and external factors that influence your learning and develop strategies to leverage them to increase the effectiveness of your learning.
  • Develop a reflective practice to support deep learning.

Course Structure

  • Each week, you will complete lessons, activities, and assignments.
  • Each week, you will meet for an interactive live class with your instructor.
  • Throughout the course, you can receive support in the online forum or by attending live office hours.

All materials are included.

  • Accreditation: ECTS Accredited (EQF5)
  • Total workload: 75 hours
  • Requires extra purchases (outside texts, etc.): No, all materials included
  • ID verification: Required
  • Admission requirements: Application required
  • Minimum education requirement for students: High School