I'm currently putting the reading list into this Google Sheet, which may be more user friendly as it allows you to track your progress, filter out recommendations that haven't been vetted (as indicated by a lack of bold or asterix), etc. Thanks so much for compiling this list!
Will keep an eye out for future posts! :)
Bring on the MVP - I've been meaning to investigate finding an EA accountability buddy, this sounds like a great platform for it. Maybe we could create a list of interested people to start doing these buddy meetingsYou may have already considered this, but how about setting up an EA group in MooCLab?https://www.mooclab.club/groups/
I don't know if there are any Skilled Volunteering portals for other cause areas, but I'd love to see them!
Although saying that: I have just discovered this learning coach who recommends some beyond-anki paradigms, which I'm very interested to try out!
Hey Yonatan, cheers for the feedback! If you haven't already then key ideas guide 2 sums up my rebuttals to the "anki is just for facts" view. Definitely agree that I'm only coaching on computer-based learning (Anki + Obsidian mostly), but would argue that as Anki uses the best techniques for learning (spaced repetition, active recall, active encoding), it's fair for me to advertise this as learning coaching. The aim is effective learning, the tool is Anki (+ Obsidian if people are interested!). There are things like experiential learning and generative learning that I won't be covering, but I don't claim to be a one-stop shop for all learning methods
Ah you're right actually, think I've stupidly been using "open source" as a synonym for free / non-proprietary. My point was that unlike Roam your notes aren't locked away in their system. Cheers for pointing out my mistake!!
Amazing, thanks for the comment! I'm definitely aiming to do some more foundational EA texts soon so keep an eye on the forum / subscribe to the newsletter on the website for updates :) Just time constrained currently!
Wow, this website looks like a great resource, will definitely be returning to it!!
One thing to note is that a search bar would be really handy, and maybe an option to filter by date etc. And perhaps a really quick about page.
Really enjoyed this video, explained the concept really well (as you'd expect with TED) - great work!
Am I right that in the final part of the video when you reference the wider issues in science right now, this relates in part to the replication crisis, and maybe the idea of meta-science that I've seen floating around? Definitely want to read into this more, seems like a really interesting field/ movement.
I'm on mobile now so struggling to fix but it you type www.teachingyouhowtolearn.com into the URL you'll get there 😎
This looks awesome, that video is slick! I looked into getting into open source programming recently and people said a good thing is to check on GitHub for projects with certain tags i.e. "good first issue", and there were some websites dedicated to finding them i.e. here. That seems fairly similar to what you're thinking launching here. As it's a prototype, you might not have it fully fleshed out, but how would people add projects to the app? Would it be accessible via a browser? I think this could be an amazing resource for bringing EAs togethe... (read more)
I have considered this and set up a basic website with the idea of starting with free Zoom 1:1s (to iterate and learn), the moving to paid (for a low cost) 1:1s, then cohort, then one day corporations etc. My main dissuaders right now are startup cost, early investments, how to actually run a business etc. Definitely something I'm considering though!
Definitely want to do some research into the potential impact of a corporation vs non-profit as mentioned in Linch's comment. I got briefly excited that "Charity Entrepreneurship" could provide a grant but they have specific problem areas - will look into other funding means for it as a non-profit venture...
Cheers for the reply! Some thoughts from your comment:
I definitely agree that in general what I have in mind is academia/research-type fields as the sectors where this system would be especially useful, particularly in committing to memory new ideas from fields, research papers etc. Whilst I've had some success using flashcards to learn Python and some other comp sci-adjacent things, it's definitely the case that in programming your learn primarily by doing. I think the flashcards still help a great d... (read more)