The schedule for featured Whatsapp courses For December 2017:
1: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December: LW1: Overcoming Maths Phobia
2: Monday 4th December to Friday 8th : MMP01: Becoming a lifelong learner
3: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December : LW5: The Rich Indian Learning Heritage
4: Monday 11th December to Friday 15th December : MMP07: Making sense of Artificial Intelligence
5: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December: LW3: Preparing for a 100 year life
6: Monday 18th December to Friday 22nd December : MMP12: Computational Thinking
7: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th December : LW4: What if you lost your job tomorrow?
8: Monday 25th December to Friday 29th December : MMP15: Finding Meaning and purpose in your life
9: Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st December : LW2: What is worth Learning ?
Detailed course structure:
MMP01: Become a lifelong learner:
Day 1: The importance of becoming a lifelong learner
1.1:Why lifelong learning is so important now?
1.2:UNESCO and World Bank on lifelong learning
1.3:Lifelong learning for career success
1.4: Lifelong learning in an era of increasing longevity
1.5: Well known and successful lifelong learners
Day 2: Awaken the learner within
2.1: The habit of reading: learning from literature
2.2:Knowing what to learn?
2.3:Expanding the definition of learning
2.4: The characteristics of a lifelong learner
2.5: Grit, perseverance and a growth mindset
Day 3: Steps to becoming a lifelong learner
3.1: Become a more curious person. Ask questions.
3.2: The do’s of lifelong learning
3.3: The don’ts for lifelong learning
3.4: The journey to lifelong learning
3.5: The future of work
Day 4: Improving your lifelong learning abilities
4.1: What is worth Learning?
4.2: Learning at different stages of life
4.3: Applying what you learn
4.4: The Feynman technique for learning
4.5: Making learning stick
Day 5: How to learn anything?
5.1: Learning how to learn
5.2: Strategy and Plan for learning anything new
5.3: Learning resources on the Internet
5.4: Using YouTube for learning
5.5: Learning from Apps and MOOCs
MMP07: Making sense of Artificial Intelligence:
Day 1: What is Artificial Intelligence?
1.1: The Genesis and the present Landscape
1.2: The rapid rise of the under-achiever (AI).
1.3: The Technology: IBM Watson, Google Tensorflow and Apple AI neural engine
1.4: AI and Robotics
1.5: The Turing Test
Day 2: AI: a many splendoured thing
2.1: Narrow Intelligence, General Intelligence & Super Intelligence
2.2: AI, Machine learning and Deep learning
2.3: Approaches to machine learning
2.4: Big Data and AI
2.5: The search for a master algorithm
Day 3: What can AI do today ? Applications of Deep Learning
3.1: Recommendation Engines
3.2: Speech Recognition
3.3: Computer Vision
3.4: Autonomous Transportation
3.5: The Mathematics behind the AI
Day 4: Chatbots:
4.1: What is a chatbot ?
4.2: A taxonomy of chatbots
4.3: The process of building chatbots
4.4: The popular Chatbots
4.5: Tools for Building chatbots
Day 5: Ethical Matters
5.1: The ethical challenges arising from AI
5.2:World economic forum on ethical issues in AI
5.3:Threats to privacy and human dignity
5.4: Singularity: the future of AI
5.5: Resolving the classic trolley Problem
MMP12: Computational Thinking
Monday : Day 1: What is CT?
1.1: The origin of the term CT
1.2: Various Definitions of CT and their elaborations
1.3: Computational Thinking as automation of abstraction
1.4: CT in the age of Artificial Intelligence
1.5: CT and Deep Learning
Tuesday : Day 2: Computer Literacy and similar phrases
2.1: Computer Literacy and its use
2.2: Computer Programming and benefits of knowing it
2.3: Why does knowing CT matter?
2.4: Information Fluency
2.5: A contrarian view
Wednesday : Day 3 : The main elements of CT
3.2: Pattern Recognition
Thursday : Day 4: CT and Complex Problem Solving
4.1: CT in the Physical Sciences
4.2: CT in the Life Sciences
4.3: Modelling and Simulation
4.4: Data Analysis and Visualisation
4.5: Computational Thinking as Liberal Education
Friday : Day 5: How to develop CT skills?
5.1: CT at Elementary School
5.2: CT at Middle School
5.3: CT at Secondary School
5.4: CT at University level
5.5: CT for lifelong learners: MOOCs
MMP15: Finding Meaning and purpose in your life
Module 1: The meaning of one’s life?
1.1: An unexamined life is not worth living: Socrates
1.2: Nietzsche: He who has a ‘why’ to live can bear almost any ‘how’.
1.3: The Japanese concept of Ikigai
1.4: Does life have a purpose ?
1.5: What is the path ?
Module 2: How will you measure your life?
2.1: Why do I exist ?
2.5: Seeking Inspiration
Module 3: Aids to find your purpose in life
3.1: What motivates you ?
3.2: Your intrinsic/inherent nature
3.3: Overcoming despair
3.4: Achieving happiness
3.5: Other questions to ask ? Do my life activities have any lasting value?
Module 4: Approaches to finding your purpose:
4.1: What kind of life is worth living?
4.2: The Venn diagram technique
4.3: The exhaustive list technique
4.4: The eulogy technique
Module 5: Aligning your living to your life’s purpose
5.1: The transition/evolution approach
5.2: Adopting an additional way aligned to the life’s purpose
5.3: Taking a leap ( quantum jump)
5.4: Introspection and Reflection
5.5: Maintaining an attitude of gratitude
LW1: Overcoming Maths Phobia:
Day 1: Understanding the challenges
1.1: Myths and misconceptions about learning Maths
1.2: The what and why of Maths Phobia ?
1.3: Symptoms of Maths Phobia and a scale for its measurement
1.4: Causes/ drivers of Maths Phobia
1.5: Maths as solving mysteries
Day 2: The action plan : overcoming the challenges
2.1: 21st century methods of learning Maths
2.2: Good Learning habits and other strategies of overcoming maths phobia
2.3: Mastering the vocabulary of Maths and tackling maths exams
2.4: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
2.5: Wrapping Up: The solution to maths phobia is gaining confidence. Become one who knows and knows that he knows
LW2: What is worth learning?
Day 1: The overarching questions?
1.1: Utilitarianism: Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill
1.2: Useless Knowledge: Bertrand Russell
1.3: What not to do?: The Sabre tooth Curriculum ,Tale of the parrot And The Dragon Slayer Curriculum
1.4: The Harvard Classics
1.5: Learning at different stages of life
Day 2: A learning plan
2.1: Timeless Lifeskills
2.2: Contemporary Knowledge and Skills
2.3: Urgent Skills
2.4: Creating a ‘to learn’ list
2.5: Wrapping Up
LW3: Preparing for a 100 year life
Day 1: Understanding the Ageing phenomenon
1.1: Drivers of increasing longevity
1.2: What Science says about ageing?
1.3: Lifestyle to promote healthy ageing
1.4: Ageing Gracefully
1.5: About death and dying: Free radicals ; Telomeres
Day 2: The action plan : old age a blessing not a curse
2.1: Become a lifelong learner
2.2: Finding meaning and purpose in life
2.3: Financial arrangements for old age
2.4: Emotional and relationships issues
2.5: Wrapping Up: Developing a Lifestyle plan
LW4: If you lost your job tomorrow?
Day 1: MegaTrends affecting the future of work
1.1: Drivers of job losses and job displacements : not if but when ?
1.2: Assessing your entrepreneurship potential
1.3: Aligning yourself to the Gig economy
1.4: Re-Skilling yourself ( what is worth learning?)
1.5: Search for your Ikigai
Day 2: Managing the transition :
2.1: Become a lifelong learner
2.3: Financial arrangements for the transition
2.4: Emotional and relationships issues
2.5: Wrapping Up: Developing an action plan
LW5 : The rich Indian learning heritage
Day 1: The Diamonds in our heritage
1.1: A survey of our knowledge management practices
1.2: Natya Shastra ( nava rasa) & Sangeet
1.3: Shilp Shastra ( with vaastu)
1.4: Ayurveda ( including Paak Shastra)
1.5: Nyaya Shastra
Day 2: Ahead of the rest of the world
2.3: Medicine ( Shalya Chikitsa)
2.4: Jyotish ( astronomy)
2.5: Discourse ( the argumentative Indian)