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Learn Better: The New Science of Learning to Learn

A science-based course on learning better, whatever your life stage.

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In this engrossing class, best-selling author and researcher Ulrich Boser maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like self-questioning can help you gain expertise in dramatically better ways.

You will learn:

  • the process of learning, from finding motivation to reviewing key ideas
  • how to become an expert in any field using faster and more effective strategies
  • research-backed ways to improve your skills and knowledge

Praise for Learn Better:

The class is based on Boser's book, Learn Better, which Amazon called “the best science book of the year.” The online magazine Slate ran an excerpt of the book discussing how Boser boosted his basketball skills in his forties using the lessons of his research, while Vox ran a piece about him relearning math.

The science of learning book was also featured in the Washington Post, US News & World Report, and the Atlantic. NPR created an online quiz based on his work, while Business Insider called Learn Better one of “the best books for getting a job.”

Other praise includes:

  • “Alternately humorous, surprising, and profound.” Walter Isaacson, former CEO of Time, Inc.
  • “Digs into the neuroscience of learning.”The Atlantic
  • “What you think you know about how you retain new information and skills is likely completely wrong.” Fast Company

Included in the course

Many practical tools and tips including:

  • dozens of downloadable videos
  • worksheets that improve your learning
  • quizzes, how-to guides, and other extras

Expert interviews with leading researchers and experts including:

  • Ken Koedinger, Carnegie Mellon
  • Paul Rivas, Rivas Study Skills and Coaching
  • Pooja Agarwal, Berklee College of Music
  • Winsome Waite, The Alliance for Excellent Education

The Learning Agency, an education company, is hosting the course.


The Science of Learning To Learn

Your Instructor


Ulrich Boser
Ulrich Boser

Ulrich Boser is a best-selling author and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He is also the founder of the Learning Agency.

Boser's research and writing have been featured everywhere from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to the front page of USA Today. Before the Center, he worked as a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report. His articles and op-eds have appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.


Class Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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