Last weekend, I had the privilege (of friendship) to be invited to check out and create content on Learnist–a new and exciting development from Grockit. If you are unfamiliar with Grockit, they are an online test prep company based in San Francisco. This new venture takes online learning into a new realm–instead of the usual avoidance of social media technique, it truly embraces it. For those familiar with Pinterest and Facebook, this will come second-nature… and if you aren’t–it’s not hard to learn. After all, there is a learning board on how Learnist works (and I used it!!).
Unlike Pinterest (which I revoked my membership in because I found little use in it other than a collage of things), this takes a different aim and allows experts in areas to bring together learning boards on specific content areas. For example, some of my learning boards are about vegetarian dieting and cooking, how to live more environmentally responsible, and artists who are making a difference in their communities (and how and what they do). I have so many ideas for learnings… and for the first time, I’m excited to use an online tool. This allows me as an expert in certain areas to demonstrate ideas and concepts in a way that can transcend but compliment the blogosphere. It also allows me to learn from others in areas of interest, or to find other interests entirely. I followed a board on microeconomics because for the first time, it interested me.
You can also suggest learnings on other boards, follow boards, collaborate with friends and colleagues on learnings (think school projects my young and collegiate readers), and use this as a resource of a community of experts. Think Wiki to the infinite.
We are only bound by our imagination. Click. Learn. Share knowledge.