“A true learning person also has a ‘to-learn’ list, and the items on that list carry at least as much weight in how one organizes his or her time as the to-do list.” This is The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for September.
It prompted me to realise that yes, I have items on my list, categorised not as ‘to learn’ but either in ‘worktime’ or some variation of home time; but no, they don’t carry as much weight. This is evidenced by the fact that they often get deleted after weeks or months of non-action. The exception used to be on my old PDA when I had a program called SuperMemo that gave you a daily memory test of items you fed it – in my case Arabic vocabulary and JuJutsu terms in Japanese. When I changed to my new PDA, I couldn’t find the licence key and eventually forgot about it.
Finally, prompted by the question, a to-learn list:
- Sharepoint 2007 development (if we’re going to use it)
- a content management system (either ASP.net for work or PHP for home)
- reading sheet music (been trying spasmodically for years)
- become more competent in the New Standard Tuning used by Guitar Craft
- finally (dream of dreams) the pedal steel guitar!