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Enhancing Motivation For Learning Using Modern Tools

So you're interested in learning something new, or perhaps you'd like further insight into a particular topic, but where do you start? There are so many (free!) resources available nowadays that it can be overwhelming. But it shouldn't be! Learning should always be enjoyed and, ideally, catered to your abilities. So, we've listed our top 5 resources that can help you get into the groove of learning a new topic in an easy and entertaining manner.

Videos: our brain uses most of its capacity for vision. In fact, there are more brain cells dedicated to vision than all the other 4 senses (hearing, smell, taste, touch) combined. That’s why most people are visual learners! So, take advantage of your brain’s ability to learn through visual cues and maximize your learning experience. There are plenty of free video tutorials on YouTube. Find your niche and knock yourself out! Just don’t get lost in the internet’s rabbit hole…

Social media: If you find yourself scrolling through Instagram multiple times a day, why not follow some education/ inspirational/ motivational pages? Adding bits of motivation to your day could go a long way! Check out our blog “top 5 social media influencers….” for prime examples.

Apps: There are apps for every purpose you can imagine including educational and motivational apps. Learning language, in particular, can be very stimulating and fun! Check out the following apps to learn a new language or enhance your skills: Babbel, Busuu, and Mondly.

Video conferencing: It’s never been as easy connecting with people across the globe. If you’re looking to learn a language or skill, reach out and find a partner who has something to learn from you! It’s always more motivating when you’re working on your goals with someone else.

Podcasts: If you’re looking to preoccupy your mind during monotonous work, podcasts are your go-to source for learning. Like apps, there are podcasts for each and every topic you can imagine! You may already have Spotify or Apple’s podcast app on your phone. Dig through the different topics and find something that you fancy.

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