August 11, 2017

Life long learning is becoming an economic imperative

This Economist article by Andrew Palmer outlines how today’s technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment. I’d argue that this is not a new development but it is definitely accelerating. Considering the fact that we are tasked with educating our children for jobs which don’t even exist yet, how could this not be true?

https://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21714169-technological-change-demands-stronger-and-more-continuous-connections-between-education

Trianglify

Trianglify is a really slick, easy to use online tool for generating your own custom “trianglified” background images. Use their colors or your own, either way you’ll get a great looking result.

http://qrohlf.com/trianglify-generator/

Random Material Pallette Generator

Any good design rests on the foundation of a great color pallette. Get a jump on a great looking color scheme with the Random Material Pallette Generator. Just a couple of quick clicks and you’re off!

http://www.threebu.it/random-material-palette

Explainer

This post by Alexander Salas tells us that if you know PowerPoint, you can quickly learn how to make explainer videos. He also tells you why you should be using these tools and shares a list of options for getting started.

https://stylelearn.com/explainer-video-apps-learning/

Tools, Lifelong Learning, & The Mike Taylor Method of Social Media Curation

This week I had the honor of hanging out with Brent Schlenker, Cara North and the rest of the TLDC crew. I was a lot of fun and we had a great discussion on learning tools, social media, curation and more. Check out the recording for the context or jump over and check out all the great stuff we covered.

http://tldc.us/2017/08/08/tools-lifelong-learning-mike-taylor-method-social-media-curation/

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500 Essential Icons Collection

If you ever work with icons (and everyone should) you should grab this free 500 Essential Icons Collection. Hard to beat free options in a whatever format you need AI, EPS, SVG, PNG to Iconjar.

http://freedesignresources.net/500-essential-icons-collection/

Lasting Learning

Learn why learning science works.Explore the foundational principles of cognition, memory, and intelligence. Breakthroughs coming out of university learning labs teach us how we really learn, how the mind works, and what we can do to accelerate learning.

http://www.lastinglearning.com/2000/04/10/learn-smart/

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.(This one is another gem from the Learning Experience Friday newsletter by Anna Sabramowicz.)

View story at Medium.com

Thinking “Outside the Slide”: Using PowerPoint for Graphics Design

https://mike-taylor.org/2017/07/27/using-powerpoint-for-graphic-design/