Created by:  University of California, San Diego

  • Dr. Barbara Oakley

    Taught by:  Dr. Barbara Oakley, Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning, McMaster University

    Professor of Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Oakland University

  • Dr. Terrence Sejnowski

    Taught by:  Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies

    Computational Neurobiology Laboratory
Commitmentabout 3 hours of video, 3 hours of exercises, 3 hours of bonus material
English, Subtitles: Arabic, French, Bengali, Ukrainian, Portuguese (European), Chinese (Simplified), Greek, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Dutch, German, Russian, Thai, Spanish, Romanian
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.8 stars
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University of California, San Diego
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory.
Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 24,583 ratings

great course, taught me so many things that I didn't know about learning, with very specific tips that can be applied to any discipline in learning.

I really find this course very helpful in learning smoothly and effectively .

It was very good. Big Thanks for Barbara and Terrence who has done such tremendous work for us. Hope to see you soon. As Terrence said, "Happy learning, till we meet again"

Its a great course to learn how to learn ,even though to understand the brain functioning deeply is not so easy ,where as here the teachers presented the content much more easy to understand how to handle procrastination ,how to read efficiently and interestingly using different techniques.i am glad i have enrolled this course .Please enroll the course and complete the course you will fell much better while learning ,probably you will love it using the techniques suggested by the teachers here .