What and how to learn on a commute?
November 7, 2012 6:33 AM Subscribe
What is a good skill to learn on a commute? 90-120 mins each day, subway/bus, mostly sitting without a table. Kindle/IPod/iPad available. Preferably looking for NON-language suggestions.
posted by lalochezia to education (16 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I have a reverse commute, which means ~80% of my time can be spent sitting down, but only on a subway/bus so no table and no ability to write; likely relatively crowded so no room to spread out, or talk significantly/gesture to myself.
For my commute, I've been reading lots of novels on my kindle, I've read newspapers and websites - I also have access to an iPad and iPod.
However, I'll likely have this commute for the next 5 years-ish so would like to make a PLAN to improve myself somehow and learn a SKILL or a FIELD rather than just reading random books.
What kind of thing should I learn?
What audio or text/graphic learning PROGRAM/SYSTEM could be useful APART from learning languages. Are there types of learning that function better in small bites? Are there interactive things available that are not just passive that would work in a crowded environmnt like a subway/bus?
If languages are a must, make suggestions for good programs that will work under the above. If you can think of a good language (that is not german, spanish or chinese) for a Scientist to learn in the 21st century, that would be great !
If people have suggestions on how to keep focus, especially in the morning or at night when sometimes you're tired and want to veg out with an easy novel, then that would be good too....
I realize this is a broad question, but am keen on links to other learning-on-the-go success stories, forums/bulletin boards, weird suggestions.....