The internet is loaded with more content than any single human being can consume in 6 lifetimes.
And more content pieces are created every day.
From the last statistics, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
Yes. EVERY MINUTE.
This means 12 days worth of video is uploaded per minute.
Is this a good thing?
A bad thing?
Well, you’d know soon.
Because of the “abundance” of content on the internet, anyone with an internet enabled device automatically has access to loads of information.
And this was okay at a time… Until the risk of information overload came in.
So you can be in a lake of information and still lack “information”.
Everything online may be good, but not everything online is good for you.
If you do not know how to learn online, you’ll end up going through so much information without really learning anything.
Being in class doesn’t mean you are learning.
Steps? I’ll talk about the first today.
1. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT.
This is one of the biggest reasons why your learning may have been really slow.
On the 19th of December, 2009, I created my first email account.
This was over 10 years ago and it was a yahoo mail.
I remember going to the cyber cafe for this purpose, buying 1 hour of “time” and sitting down to “achieve my goals”.
At this time, for you to access the internet, you’ll need to buy a small paper with a username and password tied to a very defined time frame.
When the time is up, you either buy again or go back to your house and think about your life for the rest of the day.
Today I’m a Digital Media Consultant, training personal brands and business owners how to leverage digital tools and platforms better from the comfort of my home.
The barrier to accessing the internet has become seriously low now and everyone with a night plan can come online by 12.30am to remind you that valentine is coming and you don’t have a boo.
That is fine. But it has also affected a lot.
Because of the “perceived” comfort involved in accessing the internet now, people hardly do so with goals in mind.
The first step to truly learning online is knowing what you want.
If you do not know what you want, you’ll roam around the streets of the web without gaining so much.
What you want can be broken down into time frames.
You may want to be a digital marketer but in February, you’ll want to learn Email marketing.
In March, chatbot marketing or copywriting.
Everything online may be good but not everything is good for you.
Know what you want to learn.
At this end of this series, you should have a workable template for learning.
How to learn online.
To your continued Digital Productivity,