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2️⃣ Course Creators Weekly #34 🗓 February 15th, 2021 - You Need Two Groups to Power Group Learning

Andrew Barry talks about the benefits of group learning and why we need two kinds of them, Pat Flynn shares some tips on gaining attention online, and Ryan Gum talks about teaching when you're not an expert.

Why You Need These Two Groups to Power Group Learning Why You Need These Two Groups to Power Group Learning
🧩 Structure & Design ✏️ Article

Why You Need These Two Groups to Power Group Learning

This is a great article from Andrew Barry, fundamental to his idea of Transformative Online Courses and his teaching at On Deck Course Creators.

First, 9 reasons why group learning works:

  • 1️⃣
    Groups keep us accountable to show up and do the work
  • 2️⃣
    We learn more from the struggles and failures of others, than we do of our own
  • 3️⃣
    Having a mentor to guide us and answer our questions helps us learn faster
  • 4️⃣
    Sharing ideas with others helps us see more clearly, and it keeps us honest
  • 5️⃣
    We learn through feedback—particularly, giving feedback helps us internalise ideas
  • 6️⃣
    We're able to build and sustain our momentum with the help of others
  • 7️⃣
    Groups are constrained by their commonality, and that helps us find focus
  • 8️⃣
    Healthy competition pushes us beyond our comfort zone—in the end, everyone wins
  • 9️⃣
    We stop feeling alone, and start feeling part of a community in pursuit of a goal

What types of groups do we need?

  • 🚀
    Destination Groups, led by people who are already where we aspire to be
  • 👩🏻‍🚀
    Journey Groups, led by people who are a step ahead, but still on the journey with us

Why do we need different types of groups?

  • ⚖️
    Destination groups excel at 3, 7 and 8, but Journey groups are better at 1, 2, 4 and 5
  • 👉
    Destination Groups can be intimidating, but provide better focus and guidance
  • 🙌🏾
    Journey groups lack constraints, but can be more supportive and keep us accountable

Want to learn more?

🔗 Andrew Barry via curiouslionlearning.com
How to INSTANTLY Gain Attention Online How to INSTANTLY Gain Attention Online
📹 Video 🙌 Building an Audience

How to INSTANTLY Gain Attention Online

  • 👌
    Have other people with an audience endorse you/showcase your work
  • 🎙
    Join somebody else's podcast as a guest—share your knowledge with their audience
  • 😍
    Stop trying to be so interesting, and instead, start getting interested
  • 👂
    Listen to other people—earn the right to talk about yourself
  • 🙏🏻
    Implement advice from someone you admire—tell them about how they helped you
  • 🤯
    Give people quick, small wins—quick and easy tips with instant, mind-blowing results

Check out the video for more details and examples!

🔗 Pat Flynn via youtube.com
How to create when you're not an expert How to create when you're not an expert
🐦 Twitter Thread 🧠 Mindset

How to create when you're not an expert

You might not think of yourself as an expert, but maybe you just need to fix your definition of the word. According to Ryan Gum, there are 3 kinds of experts, and you could be at least one of them:

  • 🎯
    Results-based: the expert you might be thinking of—someone with reputation
  • ✍🏽
    Role-model: someone on a journey who shares what she learns to help her peers
  • 📚
    Research expert: someone who curates (👋🏼) and shares what other experts know

Here's the key lesson…

  • 💡
    To teach something, you don't have to be the expert that everyone knows
🔗 Ryan Gum via twitter.com

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