Learning Success

Becoming a Sophisticated Learner

Lifelong learning isn’t optional. We help you optimize that process!

We have translated 1,300+ scientific papers to distill 130 years of research on human learning and partnered with world’s leading experts to develop a world class program that allows you to master the art and science of learning effectively.

Demystify & Master the Science of Learning

The program offers multiple versions which fosters a more tailored and effective learning experience based on your learning needs.

Lifelong Learning

Whether you are advancing your career or climbing the corporate leadership ladder, or a retired individual exploring new interests, becoming a sophisticated learner helps you in every facet.

Middle School

Designed to support young learners (10-14). This program empowers parents or a tutor/teacher working directly with the individual student to teach them how to learn optimally.

College Success

If you are enrolled in high school and college bound or already in college, you are increasingly exposed to greater rigor in your workload and independence in your learning. You were probably never taught how to learn effectively. This course changes that to help you process what you learn with greater ease and efficacy.

Behind the Program: Our Motivation

500 years ago a highly educated person would process 74 GB of information in their lifetime. That is what the average person processes every day now. The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2025, 50% of the world’s workforce will need to reskill or upskill. A Korn-Ferry study forecasts a global talent shortage of 85 million people by 2030, potentially costing $8.5 trillion. Not surprisingly, a global survey conducted by ETS and The Harris Poll revealed that 86% of adults anticipate future jobs to require skills we don’t currently possess. The study firmly establishes that lifelong learning is the top priority for global prosperity. 

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Lifelong Learning

The Issue: Learning is not optional nor is it limited to schooling or for intellectuals. We process information constantly but are never taught how to do this effectively. Do you wish you could retain and recall information more easily? The ability to sustain our attention, as well as process and recall information affects every aspect of our personal and professional lives. This should not be left to intuition because the most effective ways to process information and not intuitive or well known. Demystify and master the science of learning to optimize your life.

K-12 Students

The issue: Learning is a scientific process, and for students to learn optimally they must be taught. This is true regardless of cognitive abilities and disposition towards learning. Students often use ineffective techniques such as highlighting and re-reading, with limited success. Such strategies are rooted in the misconception about learning. An education is incomplete if we fail to teach students how to learn and failing to teach them how to learn in school causes too many to struggle and become increasingly disengaged. We support school-aged children in partnership with an adult who enrolls in the program and serves as the mentor/coach/teacher to the student, so they can be supported throughout the program.

College Success

How can you enhance your college readiness? By accessing comprehensive support programs that not only prepare you for success in pursuing a 4-year degree but also equip you with the skills needed to thrive in the competitive workforce. Our online program will provide you with essential skills for effective learning. With 7 modules and carefully curated synchronous and asynchronous components, this 12-14 hour program offers practical workshops where you'll enhance retention, comprehension, and critical thinking. You will be armed with tools to thrive in college with confidence and competence to become a successful learner.

What You Learn

Building Habits for Learning Success

Understand the science behind habits and productive habit formation. Dispel common misunderstandings about how habits are created and maintained. Explore the concept of desirable difficulties and practice methods to persevere through difficult tasks. Learn how to make meaningful changes in your routine that last.

Unlearning & Relearning

Learning is something you will do for life. There is a proper way to learn efficiently and effectively. Learn about the common misconceptions of learning and some basic necessities for learning to occur. Discover how to manage challenging emotions and uncover your mindset related to learning. Develop the habits of mind and routines to achieve what is possible for you.

Mastering Memory (Encoding & Retrieval)

Do you often re-read, highlight, underline and/or forget what you study? Have you ever crammed before a test? Studies show that the most commonly used strategies to study are the most ineffective ones for learning. Furthermore, compelling research reveals that encoding techniques and retrieval strategies improve learning dramatically. Master evidence-based techniques to learn and retain what you learn.

Self Regulation & Executive Function

You are expected to pay attention in class, organize the materials and content, and ultimately use it in and out of the classroom. Yet, rarely are we taught to do this effectively or consciously. Executive function skills, such as time management and organizing, have been found to predict success in school and beyond. Learn about the monitoring and managing skills needed before, during and after learning activities occur.

Metacognition: Monitor & Control

One of the most powerful actions you can take to improve your learning outcomes is to learn metacognitive awareness skills. In fact, research shows that students who have strong metacognition are up to one year ahead of their peers. Discover how to think metacognitively and reflect on your learning. Learn how to determine if the methods you’re using are effective and when to try a different approach.

Navigating AI

The rate at which AI will enter our lives is daunting, so learning to manage AI is a must for us to understand how it can help us with daily tasks at work, and in life. This module provides an overview of the evolving field of Artificial Intelligence with practical tools and guidance to help you understand how to benefit and protect yourself.

How You Learn

COGx facilitators answer questions and lead the live classes and interact with other students on discussion boards and during live classes.

Participants learn from other people’s educational trajectories and share their own prior experiences.

Priming activities prepare students' brains for learning and make it easier to understand the material later on.

Students watch video micro-lessons make the information tangible and relevant.

Students are engaged through creativity and invited to respond in a variety of modes including writing and video.

When studying, the focus is to get information into our brain. Ironically, an effective way to do this is to pull information out of our brain. Students learn how to implement effective study strategies with ease.

Application guides are study guides. Students can print them out or store them on their computer for easy reference.

Students make meaning of what they're learning and understand themselves as a learner through reflection.

COGx Student Testimonial

Learning is a scientific process, and for students to learn optimally they must be taught. This is true regardless of cognitive abilities and disposition towards learning. Failure to do so leaves students relying on ineffective techniques such as highlighting and re-reading, with limited success. Such strategies are rooted in the misconception about learning.
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Professor Robert Bjork
COGx Academic Partner & Professor of Psychology, UCLA; Bjork Learning & Forgetting Lab

About

Our program, Becoming a Sophisticated Learner, provides students with a User’s Guide to learning and the brain. We teach students how the brain processes information and what behaviors promote optimal learning. Graduates of this program will have an arsenal of science-based tools that enable them to monitor their learning and master what they are taught. The program consists of 6 modules of active and collaborative learning. It is complemented with live classes that support students through guided practice. There are several versions of the program for students in middle school preparing for high school as well as those preparing for success in college.

How Students Learn

Program Leaders answer questions and lead the live classes. Interaction with other students on discussion boards and during live classes.
Students learn from other people’s stories and share their own experiences.
Priming activities act like movie trailers. They prime (or prepare) students' brains for learning and make it easier to understand the material later on.
Students watch video micro-lessons make the information come alive.
Application guides are study guides. Students can print them out or store them on their computer for easy reference.
Students engage their creative side while writing and making videos.
When we study, we try to get information into our brain. Ironically, an effective way to do this is to pull information out of our brain is effective.
Students make meaning of what they're learning and understand themselves as a learner through reflection.
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