How to use LearnObit in practice

I'd like to share how I actually use LO (LearnObit).

First of all, I need to decide if the target contents I care about are worth LOizing.
(Yes, LOize is a term I coined. It means deciding to organize something into LO so it can be managed as knowledge rather than information.)
In many cases the target content is not worth LOizing. An example of this might be when it is needed only in a short period of time, or when it could be found and used on demand.

If you determine that the target content is worth converting from information to knowledge, LOize it.

First assume that the resource is digital. In my case, I first read the resource and highlight some part to LOize. How much of that unit you want depends on the subject. For light topics, you can highlight from the beginning to the end of the resource, then go back and start LOize. If it's a heavy topic, you'll need to highlight the shorter sections and then LOize them by section.

Highlighting tools include Liner and Weava for the web, and Kami for PDFs.


These highlighting tools are still incredibly useful, even if you decide not to use LO after all. If you haven't used it until now, please try it. I use all three highlighting tools, each of which is slightly different, so it's worth mixing. For example, I think Liner fits lighter topics and Weava fits heavy topics better.

When highlighting is finished, go back to the beginning where you started highlighting and look back and proceed with LOize. At this stage, I use the window manager tool. To describe the tool, you can use shortcut keys to specify the size and position of each window at once. This tool isn't just for convenience. The point of this tool is that it allows you to combine different apps. So in this case, the combined apps are LO and the learning resource. Personally I use Winsplit revolution. Other major window manager tools can be found using the link below.


Anyway, the point is to split the two windows and use them alternately.


Alternate the two windows using alt + tab. At this point, it is convenient to go directly to the last node you were working with using alt + enter on the LO.

When the resource is a physical textbook, not digital, the basics are the same. After highlighting the appropriate section, return to LOize.


The setting at that time is like this. The bookstand is a must for doing this, I think. And I prepare papers and mechanical pencils so that I can learn while organizing my thoughts. (LO's Chatmemo function mimics this). That's it.