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Information Overload: Leveraging a Mentor's Learning

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In this show we discuss how information overload effects self-directed learners. With self-directed learners there is always the risk of progressing too slowly through the learning by doing (trial and error). Typically, the solution for this is to get a mentor. A Mentor can provide for direct direction in their area of expertise but may limit your learning to what they have done or know. To overcome this risk a "Self-Directed" learner will also select and expand their mentor choices to multiple mentors to assure what they are learning is the very best in their field. In this they introduce the risk of information overload. Again the learner determining what is useful or not can really keep them on task for what they need to learn and apply to the problem at hand. Hope you enjoy this show and find it useful in overcoming information overload. Please request YOUR appearance on The Teach Jim Show, the place to teach, to learn, to grow by visiting teachjim.com