Learning at Rocket Speed

How often have you caught yourself asking “But I don’t know how to …" or “But I have never done this before."? The three dots in question could be about cooking maggi noodles (although I seriously doubt it), using photoshop, editing a video, making sushi (hehe), running a marathon, drawing a cartoon, or even writing a book. And then we find ourselves waiting for some momentous time to begin, or some ‘things’ to fall in place, or to find someone who can help us, before we even make a beginning.

To me, the most amazing thing about the times we live in is this - I can learn almost anything under the sun, sitting right here in my home, and all I need is a laptop and an internet connection! And the best part is that you can learn at your own pace. You can access the world’s best teachers, study material, videos and even have access to like minded people, without moving out of your front door. The possibilities are endless.

The point Im trying to make is that not having done something before, or not knowing how to do something should never become excuse.

Here are a few great places to go looking for content to learn whatever it is that you want to learn are:
Youtube (you will tons of videos teaching everything from making pickles to creating iPhone Apps)
Coursera (access to tons of free online courses from the best universities around the world)
www.khanacademy.org (an awesome site for school and college going folk, topics from physics, chemistry to art and economics… you no longer need to go for tuitions if you can get used to learning from this resource!)
iTunes University (an amazing place to access courses from across the world, and even create your own courses)
and then of course there is the ultimate… Google Chacha! Go all out and freak out on Google.

Looking forward to hearing about your learning adventures!

Just for fun have a look at this animation made by two participants of Dancing with Tigers who have never made an animation before. .. They learnt from scratch and made this video in one month flat. .. While preparing for exams for 12th!