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
Language
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
Average User Rating 4.8See what learners said
Syllabus

FAQs
How It Works
Coursework
Coursework

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

Help from Your Peers
Help from Your Peers

Connect with thousands of other learners and debate ideas, discuss course material, and get help mastering concepts.

Certificates
Certificates

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Creators
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 24,659 ratings

I haven't looked into HOW I study since the early part of high school. I'm now in university and my old study techniques don't work anymore. This course has helped me bridge the gap.

Very good to undestand how our brain works

I want to say a special thank you to Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski for this outstanding course on Learning How to Learn. I have plans to put to practice the material from this course and share the key points with friends, students and associates. I am finding myself already reviewing my notes in my head. My next thing to accomplish today is to order the POMODORO Timer the one that looks like an apple. I also have plans to read more of the additional works on Procrastination and Memory. I feel a new sense of purpose after taking this course. Thanks again to Dr. Oakley, Dr. Sejnowski, UC San Diego, Coursera, and all of the folks behind the scenes that helped make this the number one most popular online course in the world. I am wondering what student number I have out of the 2 million who have already successfully completed this course? Is this the end of an era of Learning How to Learn? Just maybe Watson A.I. will become how we learn in the future classroom, or on online or at home. Add VR to the mix and anything is possible. We are living in very exciting times.

This course has helped me live more effectively.