I was thinking about learning recently. I started taking an online course, a lot of the people are nervous not to have the groups/ lectures. I have found in the past that groups and lectures are the poorest way for me to get information unless I am leading, teaching, tutoring, presenting, or otherwise being very interactive.
I find that lectures go too slow and back up a lot and lose my attention after about 2 minutes and then there's an hour or three of my life down the drain- then I have to go home and learn the material on my own. If you just tell me what it is I need to find out, I like to go investigate on my own at my own pace with no one around to stand in my way unless I run into road blocks or have questions. That's the pure purpose of classroom learning, for me, to fill in a few of the fuzzy blanks that I couldn't seem to get by myself.
So basically, reading and somehow interacting with the topic, whether it's hands on, or if I'm just really thinking hard/ day dreaming on it, or rewriting it in my own words and analogies.
Some teachers/lecturers hated my methods and others loved it. (Could use me to help teach or whatever.) The haters just saw me doodling right through college, (which was a must-do if I was going to pay any attention at all- sometimes the doodling was even on topic) and thought I was being rude.
Does anyone else have any learning quirks that lie outside of the regular classroom? Anyone in here do really well with the way things are currently done?