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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential by McMaster University

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About the Course

Mindshift is designed to help boost your career and life in today’s fast-paced learning environment. Whatever your age or stage, Mindshift teaches you essentials such as how to get the most out of online learning and MOOCs, how to seek out and work with mentors, the secrets to avoiding career ruts (and catastrophes) and general ruts in life, and insights such as the value of selective ignorance over general competence. We’ll provide practical insights from science about how to learn and change effectively even in maturity, and we’ll build on what you already know to take your life’s learning in fantastic new directions. This course is designed to show you how to look at what you’re learning, and your place in what’s unfolding in the society around you, so you can be what you want to be, given the real world constraints that life puts on us all. You’ll see that by using certain mental tools and insights, you can learn and do more—far more—than you might have ever dreamed! This course can be taken independent of, concurrent with, or subsequent to, its companion course, Learning How to Learn. (Mindshift is more career focused, and Learning How to Learn is more learning focused.)...

Top reviews


Aug 26, 2020

I enjoyed this course very much. I am 64-years-old and this course taught me that you can learn anything new no matter what age you are. I am now broadening my passions and learning is a lot more fun.


Jun 21, 2020

I enjoyed this MOOC. It is very well-done and clearly covers the topics of mindshifting along with career advancement. Also--good illustrations and visuals/sounds which assist in the learning process.

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By Priscila V M

Jul 3, 2017

Barbara Oakley: best teacher ever!

By Catherine M

May 31, 2023

very useful and applicable advise

By Mr.Teeraphun L

Jun 9, 2017

Good concept for self-development

By Earl

Jun 7, 2017

simply worth the time and effort!

By Elaine T

May 25, 2017

The course is great for everyone!

By Michael J

May 4, 2017

Informative and practical course!


Jun 20, 2017

amazing course for every learner

By Iwang S

Jul 30, 2017

really good and useful course..

By Debanjan R

May 9, 2023

This is a very useful course.

By Jacob B

Jul 29, 2017

Recommend this for everyone !

By Galyna K

Jun 3, 2017

Great as other Barb's course!

By Stefan Z

May 31, 2017

Exceptional quality learning.

By Sadek k

May 6, 2017

Good course with good content

By Thanh L T

May 29, 2017

Good information and useful!

By 江祖榮

Aug 2, 2019

Very useful and practical

By Ananya R

Aug 9, 2017

Indeed a Real Mindshift !

By Jasmine

Jun 6, 2017

Amazing Professor Barbara

By sara a m

Aug 6, 2017

i loved this course alot

By kunjung s

May 11, 2017

You'll love this course.

By bharat k

Jul 8, 2017

it was good experience

By tran v t

Jun 10, 2017

thank you very much!!!

By Buby S

Jul 2, 2017

A must for every one.

By Marius F

Jun 26, 2017

informative and funny

By Roxan V E

Jun 14, 2017

Truly life-changing.

By Stanislav K

Jun 11, 2017

Thx for the course!