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About the Author
Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Her research involves bioengineering with an emphasis on neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Dr. Oakley’s massive open online course (MOOC), “Learning How to Learn,” which she teaches alongside legendary neuroscientist Terrence Sejnowski, is the world’s most popular course. Dr. Oakley has received many awards for her teaching, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in education and the National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award.