This mini course in Organizational Basics is designed to teach and evaluate individuals in developing basic organizational skills, including exploring definitions, the importance of play and understanding the notion of 'transferable skills'. 

No particular background or training is needed prior to taking this course. 

This is a mini course that will take you about 20-25 hours to complete, should you engage with all the materials fully.



The objectives of this course are to help students:

  • Define organizational skills
  • Reflect on the value of history in definitions, meaning and personal experience
  • List the benefits of play
  • Apply play benefits to skills development
  • Understand "transferable skills" and "context"
  • Recognize their current abilities
  • Apply solutions to remedy disorganization

3 Chapters covering foundational knowledge in organizational skills!

Course Curriculum

Lesson Specifics...

  1. 01
  2. 02
    • Appendix A: Icons for Learning

    • Appendix B1: Accessibility Support

    • Appendix B2: Accessibility for Wellness

    • Appendix C: Feeling Words

  3. 03
    • For Your Information

    • Play is Learning (Poster)

    • References for Entire Course

  4. 04
  5. 05
    • Why Play?

    • **Trigger Warning on Upcoming Lesson**

    • Video: Brains at Play

    • Good Games?

    • *Note on Upcoming Lesson*

    • Play Some More! [Article]

    • I Put Away Childish Things

    • **Note on Upcoming Lessons**

    • About Memory Activity...

    • Memory Retention (Activity)

    • About Task Switching Activity...

    • Task Switching (Activity)

    • About Logic and Flexibility Activity...

    • Logic and Flexibility (Activity)

    • *Explanation of Previous Activities*

    • Video: Your Brain on Computer Games [Optional Lesson]

    • Assessment: Task Switching [Optional Activity]

    • From Play to Organization

    • Chapter 2's Takehome Message

  6. 06
    • What is Context?

    • *Trigger Warning*

    • Video: Lack of Context, Lack of Understanding

    • *Information about next lesson*

    • What is Going On Here? (Activity)

    • Realizing Contexts (Activity)

    • Contextual Learning

    • My Skills for Life (Activity)

    • Get Brainy (Optional Activity)

    • Coping with Stress

    • Chapter 3's Takehome Message

  7. 07
    • Final Takehome Message

    • Final Quiz: Check Your Knowledge

    • More resources for you

    • Can you give us some feedback on the course?

    • Good Wishes to You!

Reviews from Students

ALL REVIEWS PUBLISHED

Lauren Edwards

5 star rating

“I have only finished Chapter 1 but really enjoy the lateral approach to thinking about being organised, and found the content interesting from a historical perspective too. I'm also getting a lot of feels (in a good way) from the content relating ...”

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“I have only finished Chapter 1 but really enjoy the lateral approach to thinking about being organised, and found the content interesting from a historical perspective too. I'm also getting a lot of feels (in a good way) from the content relating to my mental health and acknowledging that I'm important, so taking a little while to process that.”

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Ibrahim Hakeem

4 star rating

“Organizational Basics acts as a really well written refresher of these basic skills. As autistic people, it's inevitable we've heard bits and pieces of advice regarding this field (in varying levels of efficacy or obnoxiousness). Having all tha...”

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“Organizational Basics acts as a really well written refresher of these basic skills. As autistic people, it's inevitable we've heard bits and pieces of advice regarding this field (in varying levels of efficacy or obnoxiousness). Having all that advice in one place where it's well written and makes sense is fantastic. Oracle Linux is hardly used among private daily users. Most of the Linux community use either Debian (Ubuntu, Mint, Pop_OS, etc) or Arch (Manjaro, EndeavourOS, Garuda, etc) based distros.”

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Victoria Pike

5 star rating

“This was a good introduction to strategies for developing the skills needed for good organisation. There was an emphasis on trying things to see if they work for you, rather than there being a correct answer. I also found it interesting how gaming...”

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“This was a good introduction to strategies for developing the skills needed for good organisation. There was an emphasis on trying things to see if they work for you, rather than there being a correct answer. I also found it interesting how gaming and play can actually be really beneficial for practicing organisation skills.”

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