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Independent Learning Cyle by Mind Map: Independent Learning Cyle
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Independent Learning Cyle

Question/Problem

What is my pressing question or research problem?

Why do I care about this question or solving this problem?

Who else cares about this question or solving this problem?

What is the potential "cost" to myself and/or others (the world) if this problem is not solved?

What is the potential contribution to myself and/or others if headway is made toward solving this problem?

Resources

What resources could I use to work on this problem and/or present my findings?

Software

Hardware

Web Tools

Social Networks

Community Members

Printed Materials

Learning Consultant (Teacher)

Mentor

Fellow Learners

People who have asked this question or worked on this problem before

Cool projects I could emulate or follow after

Libraries/Archives/Museums

Money

Physical Space

Time

My previous knowledge/experiences

Partners

Groups

Communication

Web

Print

Audio

Video

Other

Who is my audience?

Which medium or style would be most appropriate for my audience?

How might I communicate what I have learned or am learning?

Objectives/Evalation

What are my learning objectives and how will I evaluate my own success?

What new skills, habits, or personal characteristics might I improve or gain by working on this question?

What end project would I like to produce that would demonstrate "fluency"?

What end goal(s) would inspire me to learn?

Who will I report to at the end of this learning cycle or project?

What new questions does this learning cycle bring up?

Planning/Strategy

How much time will I need to work on this project?

Do I have a limit? What would I consider TOO much time? When would I call it quits and move on to another question?

How will I keep track of time spent?

How will I keep track of tasks accomplished?

Will I need to coordinate with other schedules?

Is there a budget? How will I manage money or other allocated resources?