The following is a list of the ways I believe you can benefit from using SNAPlists:
Observe and Improve How YOU Learn. Following the structure provided by SL's you can quickly find out important points about how you learn things by going through your own documentation of your learning process. This not only provides you with notes on "what you learned" but also some hints about what things helped you learn better and more effectively. For example, what kind of resources do you use more often? How much attention do you pay to their details? Are there any patterns in things you have difficulty understanding?
Observe and Learn from How Others Learn. One of the important aspects of SL's is that you're learning collaboratively. In other words, you might be using blocks of knowledge (concepts, resources, annotated assets, etc) that others have used in their SL's as you create yours. But even if you never create your own SL's, just looking at how others do it can teach you a thing or two about their thinking process and what patterns and frameworks you can adopt.
Strategize and Optimize your Learning Pattern. Of course, now, equipped with the above you can plan and strategize your way of learning. You can optimize it to ensure that you get the information you need as quickly as possible when you want to learn something new. And of course, we, as a platform, and powered by tapping into the aggregate intellect of the crowd, provide tools to you to learn and document new things as efficiently as possible.
Allow your future self to have a point of reference for re-learning things fast. Documenting how you learned something is one of the best ways to remember it. Not only you can refer back to that documentation, but also the fact that you thought through your learning process in a purposeful way will help you remember and retain the information better. Retention of this information allows your brain to organize new information in the context of the info that you already have better and in turn generalize in a more efficient way.
Stand on the shoulders of peers. You and I and our peers are no giants, as the old saying goes, but we each know something. Creating and documenting knowledge in the modular format that SL's allow will give you the chance to treat and deal with newly acquired knowledge one "block" at a time, and then "craft" those blocks into new structures of knowledge that you gain and share with others. This is the ultimate collaborative learning only possible through a crowd of intelligent individuals like you, and the core we're developing to make it easy for you to collaborate and amplify each others' work as a community.
Learn everything in its context. One of the big shortcomings of documentations of knowledge in say blog format is that they often lack context. If the author is careful about providing enough context then it is all good but more often than none the authors fail to do that, or to do sufficiently. But given that every SL contributes to a bigger knowledge graph, everything about SL's is contextual by design. This ensures that anything you learn is right within its context without you having to work too hard for it.
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What can you hope to achieve with SL's that you wouldn't otherwise?